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Focal Point: Diann Haist


An example of fine art by Diann Haist

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  • Year Born: N/A

  • Diann Haist is an award winning artist whose work is in many corporate and private collections worldwide

  • Signature Member-American Impressionist Society, Assoc Member-OPA, LPAPA, STACARTS NY, AK Artist Guild, Assoc. Member American Women Artists

  • Painterly landscapes, still life and figures in oil, acrylic or pastel, as well as large format musically inspired abstracts

  • Price Range: $350.00 - $28,000.00

  • Main Website: http://www.DiannHaist.com




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The Artist Says:





"Imagine a world without artists - how bleak it would be. An artist sees the world around them from a different angle, and it is up to them to present it so others can pause a moment and reflect. A respite from turmoil.

For me, creating art is like breathing; it must be done to really live life to the fullest. My work is inspired by all that is around me, the colours, the landscape, the people. I strive to put that life-force and energy into the paintings.
Living the life of an artist has given me the opportunity to go to unusual places and meet many wonderful people along the way. I can't think of a better thing to do."











































Collectors Say:


"There is something about this painting which moved me almost to tears when I saw it."
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"I have seen the great paintings of the Old Masters and you truly demonstrate the Masters Touch."
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"I have no words to explain my feelings when I saw them... They are all and each beautiful...I cannot say which is the one I like best...I congratulate you because of your excellent work."
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"I am pleased to see your more recent works and to know you have developed so beautifully as an artist. I wish you continued success. You are very talented."





Dealers Say:


"Haist's subject matter portrays a deep understanding - women being women, streets being streets, nature being natural - through a mirror of simplicity....a simlicity that belies the skill required to achieve it.

This charismatic quality has won Diann Haist a very wide audience and an enviable hard core of collectors."





Other Artists Say:



"The nice use of impasto application and control of edges held my attention in this painting. The ability to use such intense background colors without becoming overly dominate brought me back to this painting time and again. It is strikingly bold without becoming too harsh." Critique by William Scott Jennings, Raymar Art Competition Judge, July 2008.

"Am SO happy with my beautiful print. You are such a gorgeous ARTIST." (Laury Dizengremel - award winning sculptor)
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"Certainly, Diann Haist has come forward as an important voice of our time" H. P. Patton, A.S.A
(Artist, art critic, and former director of the Sear's Gallery, Chicago, Illinois)






Artwork by Diann Haist







Recent Blog Posts by Diann Haist


Art, Exactly How Does It Change The World Again?
Posted on 11/15/2013 11:15:12 PM

Taming The Wilderness
Posted on 9/5/2013 6:25:06 PM

I Saw Three Dancers
Posted on 7/8/2013 12:21:29 AM

Flowers By Design
Posted on 6/27/2013 8:33:08 PM

Waltz Of The Flowers
Posted on 6/24/2013 6:43:27 PM

Varnishing Day
Posted on 6/5/2013 7:39:01 PM

New Market Series piece.
Posted on 6/4/2013 11:45:18 PM


Posted on 6/4/2013 11:40:17 PM

Why Invite Other Artists To Your Shows?
Posted on 5/11/2013 1:40:23 AM

Crazy? Maybe, but we did it anyway.
Posted on 4/8/2013 3:17:07 PM






Other Web Pages With Info About Diann Haist


Diann Haist's Main Artist Website

ART.com

ArtChallenge

Index of Canadian Artists - Visual Arts /

Posters International

Tim Harrison



Art Galleries Representing Diann Haist


AllPosters.com
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art.com
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Bootstrap Publishing
Anchorage, Alaska - 907-903-9997, Tom cell 907-360-6427

Dimension Plus Galleries
Montreal, -

Haist Gallery
Anchorage, Alaska - (907) 903-9997

Mills Pond House Gallery
St James, New York -

PI Creative Art
Toronto, Canada, Ontario - Canada/USA Toll Free1/800-363-2787, 1/416-789-7156

Randy Higbee Gallery
Costa Mesa, CA - 714.546.2156

River Coyote
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Xanadu Gallery
Scottsdale,, AZ - 480.368.9929, 866.483.1306





Overview

Click Here to go to the website for artist Diann Haist

'Flower Seller of Honfleur'

12"x 9" oil on panel








Native Inspirations - You Tube
Pastels New You Tube Video
Haist Gallery has moved ! Come visit us in our new location.

AnchorageNightOut
Anchorage.net

"I create to satisfy the interest and delight I enjoy in the world around me. A desire to give vision to the out of the ordinary; to cultivate inspiration in the viewers of my work is the motivation behind my chosen discipline." - Diann Haist 2 July, 2013


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The aim of the artist is to represent not the outward appearance of things, but their inward significance. (Aristotle)

A face is not well done, unless it shows a state of mind. (Leonardo Da Vinci)








Copyright Diann Haist 2014





Biography









ARTIST STATEMENT





Since 1969, when I began my career as full time artist, my work has been through some changes - oil paint was replaced by acrylics, realism was abandoned for musically inspired abstractions. In 1989 however, I realized my first love was truly oil painting in the impressionist style - it just seemed natural. Plein air painting once again became my addiction, as well as painting interesting people; people with a story to tell.


I am not afraid of colour and my brushwork has been described as bold and confident - this is what I want viewers of my work to see, that there is some passion there, no apologies, nothing timid. What I strive for is portraying the life force of my subjects as well as my work being aesthetically pleasing to the eye.

In this way, do I truly enjoy exploring my life as an artist.



Affectionately,

Diann Haist




"When I am in the act of painting, there is no thought, nor time; there is a sense of exquisite freedom. It's always hard to say what inspires me to paint a certain subject, other than it resonates with me in a way which cannot be ignored. Do I paint for myself then? At first yes, but art is a communication after all, and the viewers of my work are the recipients of that communication - hopefully they will like what I have to say."



"A person viewing a painting should see something new which he has not taken the time to see before, or something which creates an emotional impact in him. This is Art." Diann Haist






Diann Haist plein air painting in Alaska Photo: DKeelan



Biography


The eldest of three children, Diann Haist was born and raised in a small town in southern Ontario, Canada. Haist enjoyed an early exposure to fine art through her meetings with some latter members of the legendary Canadian Group of Seven artists, who gave her painting tips as she followed them around while they were plein air painting. She held her first solo exhibition at the age of thirteen, selling three out of ten paintings. Haist continued to exhibit and accept commissions until her college years, when she pursued a classical art education. Her studies in Canada under the tutelage of Audrey Garwood and Doris McCarthy helped instill an enthusiasm for drawing and painting with passion.

After her formal training, Haist kept up her interest in Life Drawing, and began teaching in the mid 1970's, always emphasizing the importance of drawing from life as a strong foundation upon which to build a work of art.

Haist's work typically employs the combined techniques of the Impressionist Masters and the Old Masters. Being classically oriented, she begins each figurative piece as an abstract, often using a toned canvas, employing Rembrandt's technique of wiping out the masses of her subject with a rag as the base upon which to build. Her figurative works are also based on a solid grounding of drawing from life, as it is her belief that the ability to draw well, to observe structure and balance, is the basis of creating a convincing work of art.

Haist approaches her landscape paintings differently from the figurative works. She lays down broad areas of color and allows the masses of light to guide her to her subject and to the liveliness and depth that have become her trademark. Each layer applied allows the brilliance of the previous layer to come through, similar to the working methods of the French Impressionists such as Monet.

Over her career of forty-plus years, Diann Haist has had many successful solo exhibitions which have garnered her an enviable core of collectors. Haist's paintings are part of numerous major corporate and prestigious private collections in Canada, the United States, Japan, and Argentina as well as throughout Europe. Her versatility as an artist allows her to explore a variety of themes: her oils and acrylics, either on canvas or paper, display a bold brush stroke and confident technique, as well as the ability to produce strong watercolour and pastel paintings.

Diann Haist's work is known internationally in over 40 countries through Fine Art posters published by Posters International in Canada. Forty-nine of her images to date have been published and several consistently are on best seller lists. Limited Edition Fine Art giclee's of selected works by Diann Haist are also available through Bootstrap Publishing of Anchorage, Alaska.

Diann and husband Tom currently reside in Alaska where the big landscape and its Indigenous People are a never-ending source of inspiration.





Diann Haist at Portage, Alaska


"The inspiration for my art comes from a combination of extensive travels, with much outdoor painting and sketching from life, as well as a passion for music.

I have learned much from my favorite artists, Degas, Monet, Emile Gruppe, Edgar Payne, Nicolai Fechin, Lawren Harris, William Merritt Chase, John Singer Sargent, Wassily Kandinsky, Anders Zorn, as well as some 19th Century Scandinavian Impressionists"



AWARDS AND HONOURS:







2014 April "The Man Who Sold Chickens" , was selected as part of the FAV15% (jury's favorite 15% of the entries) in the April 2014 BoldBrush Painting competition.



2014 March "Having Lived A Life" was selected as part of the FAV15% (jury's favorite 15% of the entries) in the March 2014 BoldBrush Painting competition.



2014 February "Joey" was selected as part of the FAV15% (jury's favorite 15% of the entries) in the February 2014 BoldBrush Painting competition.



2013 August "Raven Spirit Dancer" , was selected as part of the FAV15% (jury's favorite 15% of the entries) in the August 2013 BoldBrush Painting competition.



2013 March "Old Olive Farm" was selected as part of the FAV15% (jury's favorite 15% of the entries) in the March

2013 Boldbrush Painting competition.



2013 February 'Poet' was selected as part of the FAV15% (jury's favorite 15% of the entries) in the February 2013 BoldBrush Painting competition.



2011 December "Model on a Break" received "Honorable Mention" - Artist and Artisans Member Showcase 2011, Mills Pond House Gallery, Smithtown Township Arts Council, St. James NY



2011 November Awarded Signature Member Status with the American Impressionist Society



2011 October "Gold Beach - Oregon" , was selected as part of the FAV15% (jury's favorite 15% of the entries) in the October 2011 BoldBrush Painting competition.



2011 January " The Man Who Sold Chickens" , was selected as part of the FAV15% (jury's favorite 15% of the entries) in FineArtViews Painting competition.



2011 January " Pout" , was selected as part of the FAV15% (jury's favorite 15% of the entries) in FineArtViews Painting competition.



2010 10 September "Lost In a Memory" was selected as part of the FAV15% (jury's favorite 15% of the entries) in FineArtViews Painting competition.



2010 10 August "Shifting The Load" was selected as part of the FAV15% (jury's favorite 15% of the entries) in FineArtViews Painting competition.

2010 10 July "Campfire Boys" was selected as part of the FAV15% (jury's favorite 15% of the entries) in FineArtViews Painting competition.

2010 10 June "Crepes!" was selected as part of the FAV15% (jury's favorite 15% of the entries) in FineArtViews Painting competition.

2010 20 May - "Chores, Nepal" , was selected as part of the FAV15% (jury's favorite 15% of the entries) in the April 2010 FineArtViews Painting competition.

2010 20 April - "Pastry Shop" was selected as part of the FAV15% (jury's favorite 15% of the entries) in the March 2010 FineArtViews Painting competition.

2010 20 January - "Harmony in Orange and Blue" , was selected as part of the FAV15% (jury's favorite 15% of the entries) in the December 2009 FineArtViews Painting competition.

2009 21 December - "Girl From The Hills, Nepal" , was selected as part of the FAV15% (jury's favorite 15% of the entries) in the November 2009 FineArtViews Painting competition.

2009 14 November - "Little Dancer" selected by Robert Bluver of LaMantia Gallery, Northport, NY, awarded First Place Winner of Smithtown Township Arts Council's Members Art Forum 2009

2009 02 October - Grand Prize, Best of Show - Art For Alaska State Parks

2009 02 October - Best Wildlife/Bird - Art For Alaska State Parks

2009 02 October - Peer's Choice - Art For Alaska State Parks

2009 02 October - People's Choice - Art For Alaska State Parks

2009 August - "Russian Gypsy" was selected as part of the FAV15% (jury's favorite 15% of the entries) in the August 2009 FineArtViews Painting competition.

2008 July Raymar Fine Art Competition: July 2008 Finalist


PUBLIC SPEAKING:

2010 February 10 Guest Speaker Alaska Watercolor Society

Diann Haist spoke about "Chasing the Muse across a Continent." How an artists' environment can shape their art, and where does inspiration come from anyway? Diann shared a bit about her background and 40 year career as a full time artist, and how her art has changed since moving from Canada to Alaska.


SELECTED JURIED, SOLO & GROUP EXHIBITIONS:






2014



*February - March 4th annual #twitterartexhibit - Orlando, FLA - Group Exhibition Benefit



2013



*December -January 2014 "6inchSquared", Randy Higbee Gallery, Costa Mesa, California - Juried Group Exhibition.

*Member Artist Showcase 2013 - December 14 - January 10, 2014 - Mills Pond House Gallery, St. James, New York

*November 1-30 - 'Alaska, As I See It' - Haist Gallery, Anchorage, Alaska - Solo Exhibition


*June 20 - August 31 - Oil Painters Of America (OPA) 2013 National Juried Salon Show of Traditional Oils - Petoskey, Michigan


*January-February - 3rd annual #twitterartexhibit - Los Angeles, CA - Group Exhibition Benefit

*February - KAKM PBS Art Showcase Auction, Anchorage, Alaska – Juried Group Exhibition, televised live art auction to benefit Public Broadcasting.



2012

*6 Inch Squared Exhibition - December 8 - December 21 - Randy Higbee Gallery, Costa Mesa, California

*Members Showcase 2012 - November 17 - December 21 - Mills Pond House Gallery, St. James, New York

*April12-June12 - 2nd #twitterartexhibit - Moss, Norway - Group Exhibition Benefit

*Dimension Plus Galleries, Montreal Quebec - Group Exhibitions
*February 16, 17, and 18 - KAKM PBS Art Showcase Auction, Anchorage, Alaska – Juried Group Exhibition, interview &
televised live art auction to benefit Public Broadcasting.

2011
*December 03 - 23 "6inchSquared", Randy Higbee Gallery, Costa Mesa, California - Juried Group Exhibition.
*November 19 through Jan 07 2012 - "Artists and Artisans" - Members Invitational Exhibition, Mills Pond House Gallery, St
James, New York

*October 15 - 15 November- American Impressionist Society 12th Annual National Juried Exhibition - Mountainsong
Galleries, Carmel-By-The-Sea, California - Juried Group Exhibition.
*September 9 - 11 November - Banking On Art - Wells Fargo Bank, Laguna Beach, CA - Group Exhibition
*April 16 - 6 May 6"Squared, Randy Higbee Gallery, Costa Mesa, California - Juried Group Exhibition.
*26 March 26 - 21 April Winners Showcase Exhibition, Mills Pond House Gallery, St. James, New York
*February 11, 12, and 13 - KAKM PBS Art Showcase Auction, Anchorage, Alaska – Juried Group Exhibition, interview &
televised live art auction to benefit Public Broadcasting.

2010
*February 13- Lumen Christi High School Benefit Gala & Live Auction, Egan Civic & Convention Center, 555 W 5th Ave,
Anchorage, AK (Diann Haist original oil 'Talkeetna Sunrise' featured painting in the live auction).
*February 11, 12, and 13 - KAKM PBS Art Showcase Auction, Anchorage, Alaska – Juried Group Exhibition, interview &

televised live art auction to benefit Public Broadcasting.
*February 10: Alaska Watercolor Society, General Member's meeting, Sourdough Mining Co., 5200 Juneau St., Anchorage.
Guest Speaker Diann Haist - "Chasing the Muse across a Continent."

2009
*November 14 - 23 December 2010: Members Art Forum - Mills Pond House Gallery, St. James, NY - Group Exhibition
*October 23 - 1 December 2010: American Impressionist Society 10th Annual National Juried Exhibition, at the Prestigious
Saks Galleries, Denver, Colorado - Group Exhibition
*October 01 - 06 November: Wild Bras on Parade!! presented by Casting for Recovery, Alaska. 2 Friends Gallery,

Artique Gallery, & Half Moon Creek Gallery, Anchorage, AK
*October 01 - 30 October: Art for Alaska's State Parks - 2009, Alaska's Top 30 Competition (Four Diann Haist original
oil paintings have been juried into this exhibition.) Paintspot Gallery, Anchorage, AK
*July 18 - August 14, In Full Bloom, Mills Pond House Gallery, Smithtown Township Arts Council, St. James, New York –
Juried Group Exhibition
*February - KAKM PBS Art Showcase Auction, Anchorage, Alaska – Juried Group Exhibition, interview & televised live auction.

2008
*December 01 - 17, Charlie's Club 25 Coffee Gallery, Anchorage AK, Diann Haist, James Belcher and Don Kolstad – Group
Exhibition
*November 22 to December 22, American Impressionist Society: 9th Annual National Juried Exhibition, at the
prestigious Coda Fine Art Gallery, 73151 El Paseo, Palm Desert, California. Awards Judge Master Artist Calvin Liang –
Juried Group Exhibition
*February KAKM PBS Art Showcase Auction, Anchorage, Alaska – Juried Group Exhibition, interview & televised live auction.

2007
*Anna Kristine's, Anchorage Alaska, Group Exhibition artists Diann Haist, Eric Deeter, James Belcher, Don Kolstad,
Cheryll Heinze, Vladimir Bolotov & Glenda McKay. – Group Exhibition
*Art on Fifth Fine Art Gallery, (Best of Canadian Contemporary Art exhibition), Austin Texas – Group Exhibition
*February KAKM PBS Art Showcase Auction, Anchorage, Alaska – Juried Group Exhibition, interview & televised live auction.
*St Pierre Galleries, Anchorage, Alaska - Solo & Group Exhibitions

2006
*St Pierre Galleries, Anchorage, Alaska - Solo & Group Exhibitions
*February KAKM PBS Art Showcase Auction, Anchorage, Alaska – Juried Group Exhibition, interview & televised live auction.

2005-2000
*Dimension Plus Galleries, Montreal Quebec - Group Exhibitions
*Organic Oasis, Anchorage, Alaska - Solo Exhibitions
*ART on 5th Fine Art Gallery, (Best of Canadian Contemporary Art exhibition) Austin, Texas- Group Exhibition

1999-1990
*Joy Gallery, Key West, Florida – Group Exhibition
*Galerie Pauline Johnson, Montreal, Quebec – Group Exhibition
*Maruzen Co. Galleries, Nagoya, Kyoto, Sendai, Okayama, Tokyo, Japan – Group Exhibitions
*Artisan's Alley, London, Canada - Group Exhibitions
*Gallery Fyraarstyder, Stockholm, Sweden- Group Exhibitions
*Jacques Brel is Alive & Well & living in Paris-Theatre Francais & Canadian Opera Company, Toronto, Canada - Solo
Exhibition
*Dimension Plus, Toronto, Canada - Solo Exhibition
*Bonnie Kagan Gallery, Toronto, Canada - Group Exhibition
*Gallery 88, Clearwater, USA – Group Exhibition
*Dimension Plus Galleries, Montreal Quebec - Group Exhibitions
*Denison Gallery, Markham, Ontario Canada - Solo & Group Exhibitions

1989-1968
*Denison Gallery, Markham, Ontario Canada - Solo & Group Exhibitions
*Rosing Fine Art, Markham Ontario Canada - Solo Exhibitions
*Whitman Gallery, Toronto Ontario Canada - Solo Exhibitions
*Arthur-Morton Galleries, Yorkville in Toronto, Ontario, Canada –Solo Exhibitions
*Produced TV sets for The Dini Petty Show, and Toronto Real Estate Board TV show
*Win Galleries, Yorkville in Toronto, Ontario, Canada – Solo Exhibitions
*Artists Living room Gallery, Toronto, Ontario, Canada – Solo Exhibitions
*Cover artist for Selling Travel Monthly Magazine
*Exhibited yearly in juried exhibitions at Toronto Dominion Center – Solo Exhibitions
*Painted sets for Garden City Players, St Catherine's, Ontario, Canada



Publications:

*Featured in Magazin' art Biennial Guides 2000-2001
Featured Cover Artist for Selling Travel Magazine 1973-1976

A Few Accomplishments:

*Since 1990, fine art posters of Diann Haist's work have been popular world-wide in over 40 countries.

*Over the years, Haist's work has been commissioned for and appeared in many major movies and TV productions.

*In 2004, completed a commission of 22 large original paintings for an important property in North Miami Beach Florida.










Acqualina Resort and Spa photo T. Swanson





Professional Affiliations:

*Signature Member - American Impressionist Society

*Associate Member - Oil Painters of America

*Juried In Member - Smithtown Township Arts Council - NY

*Member - Alaska Artist Guild

*Member - Laguna Plein Air Painters Association

*Associate Member - American Women Artists


















Upcoming Events and Exhibits




Upcoming Workshops





Other Web Pages that Diann Haist Recommends you visit

(These pages are not necessarily about Diann Haist)


ACQUALINA RESORT, Sunny Isles, Miami Beach

Alaska State Museums

Alaska Watercolor Society

American Impressionist Society

Anchorage Museum of History and Art

Artists Magazine

Audrey Garwood

Doris McCarthy

Eric Deeter Fine Artist

Grahame Potter Marketing

International Gallery of Contemporary Art

KAKM Art Showcase

Laury Dizengremel Award Winning Sculptor

Maynard Elliot Inc. Fine Art Appraiser

Oil Painters of America

Raymar Supplies for the Artist

The Painter's Keys




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