Diana Fritch lives in Oceanside, CA, and spends many hours each day at the easel. From as early as Kindergarten she knew she was an artist. She studied under a private oil painting teacher and learned techniques of the Old Masters. She earned her BFA, with Illustration as her major. After several years she switched to Fine Art, and has exhibited in many well-known galleries, won awards in juried art shows, and was asked to write an article on art technique which was published in The Artist's Magazine. The use of strong color, attention to detail and a vivid imagination have all worked toward the creation of many excellent paintings. She loves to work in tight realism which reveals details the viewer wouldn't usually see or think about when viewing sometimes very ordinary objects. Close-up detail becomes almost abstract, which opens up the mind, causing the viewer to think of the subject in a completely different way.
PAST GROUP EXHIBITIONS
1997 "Wit and Wisdom", Worldworks Fine Arts Gallery, Pismo Beach, CA, USA
1997 Orange County Showcase Juried Art Auction and Exhibition, Santa Ana, CA, USA
1998 Mission Viejo Library Mission Viejo, CA, USA
1998 Art-Expo LA, Los Angeles Convention Center, LA, CA, USA
1998 "Echoes and Visions II" Juried Fine Art Show, The Laguna Niguel Community Events Commission & Niguel Art Assoc. Won The People's Choice Award. Laguna Niguel, CA, USA
1999 "The Figure, Philosophy & Facades." Diane Nelson Fine Art, Laguna Beach, CA, USA
5/00 8th National Art Exhibition Art Center of No. New Jersey New Milford , NJ, USA
6/00 17th Annual Lewis-Clark Juried Art Exhibition. Won 2nd place. Lewiston, ID, USA
7/00 10th Annual International Juried Art Exhibition, Havre de Grace, MD, USA
8/00 Summer ART 2000 Juried Exhibition, Eleanor Bliss Center for the Arts at The Depot, Steamboat Springs, CO, USA
11/00 "Stranger Than Fiction," Gallery 212, Ann Arbor, MI, USA
1/01 "Made in California ," City of Brea Gallery's 16th Annual Juried Exhibition.
6/01 18th Annual Lewis-Clark Juried Exhibition. Won 1st place. Lewiston, ID, USA
8/01 Summer ART 2001
9/01 Juried Exhibition, Eleanor Bliss Center for the Arts at The Depot, Steamboat Springs, CO, USA
12/2005 - 1/2006 Laredo Art Center, Laredo, TX., "Crossing Borders" Juried Exhibition
12/13 - 12/27/05 City of Brea Art Gallery Juried Fine Art Exhibition (3 ptgs.)
10/06 - Selected in juried exhibition with 21st Century Art, on-line art exhibit. To be exhibited from Oct. 1, 2006 - Dec. 31, 2006. From then on, to be shown on the Archive Page. Painting titled A Loving Tribute won a Merit Award.
Oct. 2009 Fallbrook Art Center, Extreme Art Show, September 13 - October 25, 2009.
1987 - 1991
Fritch studied Fine Art and Illustration at the Art Institute of Southern California where she earned her Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in 1991, graduating Valedictorian, Cum Laude. This private art college is now known as Laguna College of Art and Design, Laguna Beach, CA.
1999 Wrote article entitled Breathe Life into Florals for The Artist's Magazine, Nov. '99. Article was re-printed for the October, 2003 publication.
- Exclusive Collections, San Diego, CA
- West Side Art, Santa Monica , CA
- Diane Nelson Gallery, Laguna Beach, CA
- Galleries Extraordinaire, CO