Dianne Parks was born and raised in New Orleans and still live in the New Orleans area, across Lake Pontchartrain, on the North Shore of the lake. She received her art education at McCrady School of Fine Art in the French Quarter and has been an artist for over 30 years. Her paintings are in collections throughout the United States and abroad. She paints in oil and acrylic on canvas, with emphasis on the vibrancy, color and light of southern Louisiana.
As she paints, her mind is filled with the feel of the streets or the taste of their food – the sounds, smells and ‘vibrations’ of the scene in her painting. She attempts to convey these emotions through her painting. Her hope is that as you look at the painting through the years, you not only remember the scene, you still feel it!
Dianne is a member of the St. Tammany Art Association, Art for Madisonville Association, the Arts Council of New Orleans and New Orleans Art Association. Although she has lived in many places in the U.S. and abroad, there is no place she would rather be than there, in south Louisiana, painting her wonderful home town, the outlying swamps and bayous, and its incomparable food!