Diane McGregor

    • LISTENING IN THE DARK 1
    • Oil on Canvas
    • 24" x 24"
    • LISTENING IN THE DARK 2
    • Oil on Canvas
    • 24" x 24"
    • LISTENING IN THE DARK 3
    • Oil on Canvas
    • 24" x 24"
    • Silent Night 1
    • Graphite on Paper
    • 6" x 6" (Framed 16.25" x 16")
    • Silent Night 2
    • Graphite on Paper
    • 6" x 6" (Framed 16.25" x 16")
    • Silent Night 3
    • Graphite on Paper
    • 6" x 6" (Framed 16.25" x 16")
    • Trance 1
    • Graphite on Paper
    • 6" x 6" (Framed 16.25" x 16")
    • Trance 2
    • Graphite on Paper
    • 6" x 6" (Framed 16.25" x 16")
    • Trance 3
    • Graphite on Paper
    • 6" x 6" (Framed 16.25" x 16")
    • Trance 4
    • Graphite on Paper
    • 6" x 6" (Framed 16.25" x 16")
    • Drift 1
    • Oil on Canvas
    • 12" x 36"
    • Drift 2
    • Oil on Canvas
    • 12" x 36"
    • Drift 3
    • Oil on Canvas
    • 12" x 36"
    • Drift 4
    • Oil on Canvas
    • 12" x 36"
    • Winter Poem 1
    • Oil on Canvas
    • 12" x 12"
    • Winter Poem 2
    • Oil on Canvas
    • 12" x 12"
    • Winter Poem 3
    • Oil on Canvas
    • 12" x 12"
    • Winter Poem 4
    • Oil on Canvas
    • 12" x 12"

Artist Statement

Although a grid is often a rather mechanical arrangement, its classical order and repetitive structure expresses a purity of line and clarity of form that I love.Using minimalist grids to develop meditative fields of layered oil paint, my work contrasts formal elements of stillness and rhythm, order and randomness, and the geometric with the organic.My process is both methodical and intuitive. Each individual unit of the grid is carefully composed, one at a time, starting from upper left to lower right. Every small rectangle is developed in relation to the surrounding rectangles. The slow, contemplative process of building up the forms, textures, and composition is a healing and meditative experience, which is further heightened by the repetitive, devotional application of the grid itself.

Artist Bio

Diane McGregor was born in Philadelphia, and grew up in Connecticut and New Jersey. She studied Studio Art and Art History at the University of Arizona in Tucson, graduating with a BFA with Honors in 1985. McGregor has been exhibiting her work in group and solo shows for more than 25 years. Her paintings are featured in public and private collections throughout the United States and Europe. Most recently, her work was included in City Grid/Urban Patterns at SMINK in Dallas,Systematic Devotion at Crane Arts in Philadelphia, Elemental New Mexico at the Las Cruces Museum of Art, Lines and Grids at Space Gallery in Denver, New Mexico Showcase at 516 ARTS in Albuquerque,and Minimalism in the 21st Century at Woman Made Gallery in Chicago. McGregor lives and works in Santa Fe, New Mexico.