Diane Bartholomew’s paintings, mixed media and prints have been collected enthusiastically for many years. Irreverent, astonishing and dear, the work is much like the artist.
Bartholomew took her MA in Fine Art from UC Berkeley and was fortunate to study with such notables as Squeak Carnwath, Elmer Bischoff, Joan Brown, Jim Melchert and Peter Voulkos. She has shown her work in many exhibits in the Napa Valley and enjoys a strong loyal following.
Though she was always painting and creating, Bartholomew also owned the Webber Place B and B in Yountville until 2008. After selling it, she committed to painting full time. She works every day, all day to push her own boundaries and see what she is capable of. This work is in response to the realization that we live in a very different world now and must look at it with “New Eyes”. The results are uninhibited and compelling.
A reception for the artist will be held on Saturday, July 13 from 2 to 4 p.m. at Markham Vineyards, where you will be able to see this delightful exhibit with your own eyes.