Ethereal Organics...diane montana jansson

Ethereal Organics...diane montana jansson

This gallery, "Ethereal Organics", illustrates the on going dichotomy of thought and matter...the process of creation.

in my work i, more often than not, draw and paint the negative spaces and shapes as opposed to the positive. by this action the positive shape takes form almost as an after thought...creating itself out of an independent energy.

i love accepting commission works for the dynamics involved...turning an outsider's vision, (academic by nature), into an organic form fueled by my life experience.

the colors, composition, and tenacity of nature are the driving forces of my work and the passion of my daily life.

from the moment i learned to walk, i followed my mother's footsteps in her garden watching her encourage nature to take hold, gain strength, and bloom.

i believe that people carry the same natural qualities within themselves inherent in the plant world. in spite of our frailties we own amazing qualities that combat adversity enabling us to bloom and create again and again.

in my mind, laziness is a sin against nature...complacency a kind of living death.

i have always drawn and photography is a relatively new addiction.

i attended the san francisco academy of art studying figure drawing, painting, and design.

having lived and worked in san francisco, los angeles, the north of england, and on a small greek island, i now live with my husband in red rock canyon nevada surrounded by my garden.

original paintings, drawings

dancers; pen & ink

Greece; drawings, photos




still life

window sil

Red Rock Canyon


music, music, music

Neon Harley Davidson

garden tilts


Wild West Ghost Town

windows, doors, reflections



street leather; nostalgia

Antique Fire Truck

civil war trunk treasures

stop the presses


Cats and Other Creatures

My Wolf Friends