Diane Abt
Oakland, California

Diane Abt incorporates her study of Asian calligraphy into her artworks, whether in sparse black-and-white works or more complex, dream-like compositions. She currently lives in California and had a 35-year career in journalism before transforming her life-long hobby of art-making into her second career. She takes inspiration from artists like Paul Klee, Robert Motherwell, and Francisco Goya. Fun fact: she lived and worked in Japan for more than seven years.

Artist and Customer Comments

Diane Abt 1/9/2017 | 12:03 AM

Privileged to be featured in this magazine piece:

S Day 5/24/2014 | 10:41 AM

I bought Sexual Healing and Gotham. Both are very interesting and look very professional. Diane's work is multi-layered. You won't get bored with it. Her frame work is precise. The woman is fascinating.

Diane Abt 3/22/2013 | 11:27 AM

Thanks for the warm welcome and kind words about my artwork. I'm thrilled to have my artwork up on UGallery's digital walls.

UGallery 3/21/2013 | 8:20 PM

Hi Diane! Welcome to UGallery. We featured you on our blog as a new artist. You can read the post here:

Moonlit Sonata

Mixed media artwork on composite board
Signed on front and back

14" h x 11" w x .5" d
0 lbs. 6 oz.


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The gentle colors of moonlight on a quiet seascape marked the beginning of this playful monotype on Japanese paper. The intent was to capture the musical emotion of a moonlit evening. The Japanese paper is mounted on a cradled wood panel, covered with an archival varnish, and comes ready to hang.

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