Diane Hoeptner

I'm excited to announce this month's theme: Artists Who Blog- Favorites of 2012.  Chosen artists will send me an image or two of their favorite paintings from 2012. I'll also select one or two.

The month is off to a great start with a look at the work of Diane Hoeptner. She has chosen "Daffodils on Pattern" as her personal favorite painting from 2012:

Diane Hoeptner Daffodils on Pattern oil on wood 8" x 8" 2012

 Diane says:
I'm trying to incorporate pattern into my paintings. This is one of the first times it worked really well.

Now, here are two of my favorite paintings of Diane's from 2012:

 Diane Hoeptner Sparrow on Pattern oil on cradled wood 6"x6" 2012

Diane Hoeptner Fennec in Sun oil on cradled wood 8"x8" 2012

I love the sense of ease of her brushwork, her densely patterned compositions and original color harmonies. Diane paints cats, birds and flowers as well as other subjects that could be considered cozy, but there is a surprisingly mysterious air to her work. It's like someone is talking prosaically but hinting at secrets, things untold. 

You can see more of Diane Hoeptner's work at her blog and her website.

My secret inner design junkie must be constantly fed as well as challenged.
-Diane Hoeptner

There are so many good painters who blog that it'll impossible for me to get to them all this month, but here's an idea. If you are an artist who blogs, and would like to be included this month in The Art Room, please email your choice of your ONE favorite painting from 2012, along with a link to your blog. Include the title, size, medium, month and year. All of these submissions will be included in one grand and interesting post towards the end of the month.


  1. Great new subject and Diane is a wonderful artist to kick off January with. She is a fantastic artist!

  2. Diane's daily email brings sunshine to my inbox! Her work is always cheerful, playful, and she's not afraid to try new things. I know she's gained a lot of recognition for her cool cat paintings this year, but I'm glad she chose one of her beautiful flower paintings as her favorite. Love this one of daffodils!

  3. I've been a fan of Diane's work for a while, and these are terrific examples!

  4. Love The Art Room blog and love Diane's wonderful work with the intricacy and simplicity of patterns. The yellows in Daffodils are so well done.
    I found it almost impossible to pick just two contemporary paintings of winter. You selected two of my favorite painters and then packed the choices with paintings I liked very very much.

  5. Thank you for featuring my art and your eloqent words, Taryn! I was so curious to see what you would pick as your favorite(s.) Fennec in Sun, the kitteh painting is also one of my faves. Thanks for commenting Linda, Sarah, Indigo and Shirley!

  6. How wonderful to see Diane's work here on The Art Room blog! She's one of my favorite artists! Just love her work, these examples are great!

  7. Taryn,
    What a great idea! Can't wait to see more... And also your interpretation of their work.
    Diane has been a favorite of mine for a long time.

  8. So happy to see Diane's wonderful work featured! She is a wonderful artist and a good friend that I've made through blogging.
    Your blog is a new discovery and I'll be back, thank you!

  9. Wow! Two of my favorite art blogs in one posting! What a treat!! You gals are both huge inspirations, and fabulous resources for others. Two thinking artists... can't beat that. Thank you!


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