Dyan Law Portrait

Dyan Law’s studio/gallery and residence are located in beautiful Bucks County, Pennsylvania.  Her original oil paintings and limited edition giclée prints can be seen at Graphics Energiez, Pipersville, PA, the artist’s private collection and websites, and various online galleries. Dyan was honored with the prestigious “Stoner Award” for her landscape oil painting, displayed in the 75th Phillips Mill Art Juried Exhibition in New Hope, PA.  In addition, several special feature articles describing Dyan’s artwork and classes have been publicized on CBS Morning News, in Newsday and The Intelligencer newspapers, Woman’s Day, In Style, BUCKS, Art Matters, Bucks County Town & Country Living, and Bride Magazines, Dreamworks and MGM Pictures. Dyan’s paintings and illustrations have been published in numerous gift and printing product catalogs, books and stationery.

For several years Dyan was designer and illustrator of exclusive product-lines including gifts, toys, dinnerware, and textiles for several popular Lillian Vernon Catalogs, based in New York. In 1993, She formed Dyan Law Design, Inc., creating and manufacturing unique, upscale invitations and gilded stationery.  Dyan is an American Greeting Card Association Louie Award Finalist for her hand-marbled and engraved wedding invitation design titled, “Royal Affair”.  Five years later she became the Director and Designer of custom promotional products, sold to the entertainment, designer clothing, advertising and book industries for Michael Roger Press, Inc., located in Middlesex, New Jersey.  Presently, Dyan is the Director of Skyview Art Studio, instructing fine art workshops and private lessons for adult students.

Dyan earned her Bachelor Degree majoring in Primary and Secondary Art Education and also holds an Associate Degree of Fine Art from the University of Bridgeport in Connecticut.  After college, she studied Painting and Drawing in classes and workshops at the Art Students League in New York City with Irwin Greenberg, Everett Raymond Kinstler, and Daniel E. Greene. She became an active painting member of the Edward Hopper House in Nyack, New York.  In 2006, she studied with Albert Handell and Mary Louise West and recipient of the John Singer Sargent Award, Richard Schmid.  Dyan taught Fine Art in New York City and was Director and Instructor at the New Castle Art Center and Camp, for young children through High School age in Chappaqua and Pocantico Hills Camp for young teens in New York.  One year after relocating to Pennsylvania, she founded Highland Manor Art Studio in Chalfont, where she instructed classes for adult students of all abilities in Oil, Acrylic and Watercolor Painting, Color Theory, and Drawing. Her teaching methods emphasize the development of creativity and imagination in the student’s individual approach to life and work.  Among Dyan’s personally rewarding experiences was her art instruction of cancer patients at the Hospital of Joint Diseases in New York City.  She served as Membership Chairperson on the Executive Committee of the Artsbridge Association based in Lambertville, New Jersey, helping to bring together over 700 artists in local and surrounding communities.

Currently Dyan spends most of her time painting with oils on canvas and linen. She uses much of the same techniques and personal intuition to enrich color, light and shadow in her pastels and watercolor paintings.  She avoids stylistic fads in art and favors diverse subject matter when painting landscapes en plein air.  She works from “live” figures, and references her personal collection of original photos.  Dyan believes that by varying subjects and media she remains challenged and “fresh” for creating more “eye-catchng” images. Painting and teaching in France is of special interest to Dyan because of her fondness of elegant architecture, world-renown museums and the many French women and men who appreciate visiting artists of diverse nationalities.  Also, studying Martial Arts for many years, Dyan brings her experience with body, mind and spirit into her teaching and practice of Visual Art.

Digital portrait of Dyan outside her studio by Jim Civello, Lighthouse Images

February 27, 2009