Diane Walker-Gladney is a contemporary abstract painter from Connecticut. She has garnered acclaim for her vibrant use of color, intricate layers, and whimsical subject matter. Drawing inspiration from her early encounters with color, Diane’s artistic palette was shaped by visits to the Yardage Shop, where she matched threads with fabric swatches for her mother. The silky fibers exposed her to the diverse hues and luxurious shades that continue to inform her work. Additionally, Diane’s fascination with the illustrations of “Goodnight Moon” led her to recognize the significance of capturing fleeting moments, particularly those that encapsulate the essence of dusk. As an adult, Diane’s memories have left an indelible mark on her artistic expression. The seemingly insignificant moments hold gravity for her, serving as a foundation for the narratives in her painting.
Walker Gladney’s unique history resonates with a universal voice. Diane’s artistic prowess has been recognized through numerous accolades and exhibitions. Her work has been featured in publications including Modern Luxury Dallas Magazine and New American Paintings. Diane’s work is housed in public and private collections, including the Denton Public Art Project and the Longview Museum of Fine Art.