Diane Canfield Bywaters

“87.5 Mile Marker at Wonder Lake in Denali” 12” x 46” oil on Belgium linen glued on boards
“87.5 Mile Marker at Wonder Lake in Denali” 12” x 46” oil on Belgium linen glued on boards

Photo by Chris Arend


87.5 Mile Marker at Wonder Lake in Denali

Though the genre of landscape painting is traditional, my painting does not repeat what has gone on before rather, the rich history of landscape painting inspires me to create a new direction. My unique direction incorporates not only a format that emphasizes the way we perceive with two eyes (the exaggerated horizontal format incorporating almost a 180 degree perspective) it also conveys, through my intensive understanding of nature, the feeling of the quality of atmospheric air, the spontaneous fleeting experience of being in nature, and a connection to a sense of place.

— Diane Canfield Bywaters, 2004


Diane Canfield Bywaters is a landscape painter with more than 26 years of experience of “on location” painting. She is currently a Professor of Art at the University of Wisconsin. She has traveled extensively in the United States and abroad to paint dramatic landscapes to raise the environmental awareness of the viewer. She has been an artist-in-residence at several national parks, including Rocky Mountain, Apostle Islands National Lakeshore, Acadia, Hawaii Volcanoes, Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore, Isle Royale, Glacier and Voyageurs. Visit her website.

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