My work embodies expressionistic images, encountered by my camera and my inner eye, these images merge with layers of acrylic paint!
Linked to culture, time lines, and physical environments, the instinct to survive with a wholeness of the spirit, all affect the intellectual development of my work. The visual elements that permeate my imagery are portraits of friends and family. Keyed by the interaction of color, contrasting of layers and surfaces, are the emotional realities we encounter. I emphasize landscape as symbolism of the mind or spirit.
Each image I encounter with my camera, moves through a rigorous leap of faith that what I am capturing is an honest emotion developed through my relationship with the subject. The angle of the camera to my subject has an enormous impact on the development.
I work with the photo image on B&W laser printers. This process allows me to explore a subject more than once, refining my thought process. As I transfer the photo copy to a surface primed with an acrylic emulsion, the work innately develops new compositional concerns; subject size,horizon placement, contrasts in textures and spacial relationships, to name a few.
Investigation of contemporary materials is integral to my process. I have been a member of GOLDEN Artist Colors, Working Artist Program since 1999. Impacts from intense trainings in new materials and process are explored on my surfaces. It is my privilege to share this knowledge with other artist through workshops and lectures.
Visit the GOLDEN website for a current list of Lectures and workshops I offer.
contact me -
2010 Nebraska Ave NE
Salem, OR 97301
Rent our "Spacious Flat"
This charming apartment is tucked between our Historic home and my Painting Studio in the Englewood neighborhood!
It is a lovely place to stay and rest after a studio workshop or a great retreat when you want to visit the Willamette Valley.
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January 23-February 10
Open House: Wednesday, February 8 | Noon-6 pm
The Annex at the Bush Barn Art Center | 600 Mission St. SE
Influenced by the Expressionists and many modernist movements, Corrine Loomis-Dietz loves to investigate the abstract reality of paint and process. This artist has been described as a “storyteller” as her work often chronicles family and friends in personal environments. As part of the Salem Art Association’s Artist-in-Residence program in the Annex, Loomis-Dietz intends to explore monotype and collagraph printmaking techniques. She looks forward to employing acrylic paint systems, plate and press options, and to collaborate with other printmakers in the community.
Printmakers are invited to collaborate with the artist from 9 am-Noon on January 30 and February 6 for Monotype Mondays, and from 1-4 pm on February 1 and 8 for Collagraph Wednesdays. Exhibitions at the Annex are free and open to the public.
Corrine Loomis-Dietz received a BFA from CWU with concentrations in painting and photography. Since 1999, Corrine has been a contract artist for GOLDEN Paints, teaching and lecturing about acrylic paint systems. This association with modern materials directly influences her work on many levels. Currently, Corrine balances her energies between her studio practice, lecturing and teaching throughout Oregon at art centers, colleges and universities.
The Bush Barn Art Center and the Annex are open Tuesday-Friday from 10 am-5 pm, and Saturday-Sunday from Noon-5 pm at 600 Mission St. SE in Salem.