Sunday, June 29, 2008

Diane Clancy: An Artist with a Vision!

I am sure many of you already know the artwork of Diane Clancy, and/or have seen her in many Treasury's. I got to know Diane through our "Boomer" group; but even better as we began working together on a very important issue which she had brought to my attention, "The Orphan Act", of which she truly did a lot of research on. For those of you who by now do not know about "The Orphan Act", unfortunately, a the bill was passed through the House and Senate in April. Basically, it affects all of us here at Etsy, as well as all other artists in all realms. It allows any piece of work listed on the internet to be copyrighted by anyone seeking to use the same design, medium, thought; or just blantanly copy one's one photographic memories they may have posted. What Congress is forcing us to do is to sign up with their own government controlled registry that would mandate us to register each piece of work of commercial interests. Of course, you would not be legally forced to place your work with these for-profit registries; but failure to do so would orphan your work (leaving it open to anyone who wishes to use it for their own purpose.
Truthfully, though I am here to introduce you to Diane as the artist; if you wish to know more about "The Orphan Act", please see either Diane's blog:, or my own blog, of which I have had a few articles published:http:/ Diane views her artwork as something to uplift and inspire other people For those familiar with her work know that her vision is to portray her artwork through her use of many vibrant colors.Glancing through the Treasuries, I am sure many of you have come across her collection of what she terms her "bubbleart" a few of which are shown above. Her work is also a creation of digital and traditional mediums, as is viewed in the pictures I have chosen "Concondrum 1; and "Light and Dark." (see below) I have also posted one of my favorites "Emma" the little kitten hidden among the flowers. According to Diane. "she feels very blessed to have the opportunity to express herself through painting. 'I love that people say my artwork enhances their lives.'"

Besides being listed here on Etsy,
, she is also a member of WWAO (Worldwide Women Artists Online), VAST (Visual Artists Street Team), BBEST, WMass (Western Mass), ACEtsy (ACEOs), GalleryUnited (original fine art) and Interior Design Team.
Viewing her blog, you will understand why Diane says, " I am excited that people are enjoying seeing my work and hearing about my process in creating this artwork!"


maryeb said...

Nicely done. I like the samples of her artwork that you wove into the article.

ZudaGay said...

Very nice feature on Diane!! I am blessed to own a couple of Diane's ACEOs....Love them!!!

Dayna said...

Nice feature. Dianne has a unique style that is easily recognisable by many of us.

Chauncey said...

MJ, great feature on Diane, a wonderful artist.

Beth said...

Lovely feature. Love Dianes work.

Rose said...

Nicely done article! I love Diane's work too!!

Sixsisters said...

Wonderful blog about Diane. She is very interested in protecting artists rights and I am grateful for her
information about this.
Her work is intense and at the same time calming.

Jean Levert Hood said...

Diane is a wonderful person, and works tirelessly on her groups, her passions, and her art.
Thank you for showcasing her!

dianeclancy said...

Dear Pam,

This is a fantastic piece!! Thank you so much!! And thank you to all those who made kind comments!!!!

I am writing a post about this on my blog right now.

I am so happy and surprised - thank you!!!!

~ Diane Clancy

Bev said...

I have been following Diane's blog for a long time, and her vision is always uplifting and inspiring. which I think probably reflects the fact that she is a very nice person, who has created great art and run a business while not being at all well at times.

Diane does do art which is unique, and the bubbles have described all manner of things, and also have been on many different adventures;in fact, they have a whole universe! She never ceases to amazes me with her different interpretations, which she comes up without fail.

Diane is also a terrific painter and her paintings are similarly uplifting with a strong feminist theme.