Diane Pike

My paintings are a result of my pursuit to understand and express how light creates color and how those different notes of color convey light. Understanding how sunlight affects the perception we have of color and translating the many keys of light and shadow  to whatever subject I am drawn to is the challenge I face each time I put paint onto the canvas.


Born in Iowa, Diane moved to Boulder, Colorado in 1959. She lived in that area until December of 2008 when she relocated to North Carolina. A degree in Fine Arts from the University of Northern Colorado where she studied printmaking and graphic design led to 10 years in Denver, Colorado as a graphic designer/artist in the advertising field.


Diane lives in the Lake Norman area with her husband where she paints full time and teaches studio classes and a few workshops each year.