self portrait in watercolor,family move to Wisconsin still life

About the Artist: Diane B. Shabino

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My objective as an artist is to create pleasing, well-rendered yet original artwork primarily in transparent watercolor technique. I depend on strong drawing skills and traditional art training.  From this foundation, I try to create special effects and moods through manipulation of media and composition. I am drawn to a large variety of subjects and enjoy rendering the subject as well as experimenting with different characteristics of this media that make each application unique. My special interest is portraiture, capturing the physical likeness and the personality of the subject, a real challenge in any media, particularly watercolor.
I am available for commissions from your photographs (see photo tips pages for pets or people and still life) via email and snail mail world wide.  I  am also available for photographing source material and portrait sittings within 100 miles of central Wisconsin, where I reside. I can be contacted by email at
or snail mail at
Diane Shabino, 1802 Crestview Drive, Wausau, Wisconsin 54403
Thirty plus years experience and additional education in working with transparent watercolor technique

National, Regional and Local Recognition in Watercolor Painting:
  Juried Exhibitions: HONOR AWARD Midwest Winter Exhibition 2008, Midwest Watercolor Society, Watercolor Oklahoma, Midwest Winter, Watercolor Wisconsin, Kalamazoo Institute of Arts Annual Juried Exhibition, Neville Museum Annual Theme Juried Exhibition; Lower Cape Fear Exhibition and others    
  Juried Shows:
   Marquette, MI, “On The Rocks”; Madison, WI, “Art Fair on the Square”; Kalamazoo, MI, “Bronson Park Art Fair”; Wausau, WI, “Festival of Arts” and numerous others
Workshops attended:
  Sondra Frenkleton, Beth Steinkellner, Becky Patman-Griffon, & Victoria Littna
Private and Corporate Collections:
 Appleton Medical Center, Appleton, WI; Wausau Insurance and Wausau Hospital, Wausau, WI; First of America Corporation, Bronson Place, Cain Realtors, Sassaman Offices, KCMS Pediatrics, Bronson Healthcare Group & Physicians Health Plan, Kalamzoo, MI; and numerous others

2001 - Northcentral Technical College, Wausau, Wisconsin, Desktop Publishing and Promotional Graphics Certificates 
1969 – BS -
University of Wisconsin, Madison Wisconsin, Related Art

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