114 North Prince Street, Lancaster, PA, 17603
Diane La Fontaine
After her formal training in art from the Art Institute of Chicago and the Art Students League of New York City, Diane also studied with Roberto De Lamonica and Michael Ponce de Leon for traditional and contemporary methods of printmaking. She lived in Hawaii and was introduced to the Hawaiian mythology and petroglyphs. It became her life long interest with ancient iconographic symbols. She moved to Chicago to operate her own jewelry business, then in the 1980's she was inspired to move to Vancouver, British Columbia. Residing on a small island between Vancouver and Victoria, she discovered her plaster based mixed media method. She went on to study ceramic and conceptual art at the Emily Carr School of Fine Art. She has lived in the Yucatan, Mexico, Texas, returned to Maui, Hawaii for over a decade before moving back to the States.
Her summer in Vermont is what inspired the "Rocks and Riverbeds/Stream Bed Reflections" series using her plaster covered mixed media paintings on wood. Diane has exhibited for over 25 years having had several solo shows in Hawaii and Canada.