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Sierra Views: Artist paints, sings her way through life’s highs and lows

Diana Eppler, of Jamestown, shows off a painting she is working on at her home studio Wednesday. Jesse Jones Union Democrat, Copyright 2014.
Jamestown resident Diana Eppler adapts to life’s ups and downs the same way she adapts her artistic style to fit the varied subjects in her paintings.

Eppler, 68, went from a career in banking and accounting to working as a professional artist after moving to the foothills in the early 1990s. Following the death of her husband in 2011, she began taking singing lessons and performing in local choruses to help fill the void in her life.

“I’ve lived in different areas and had different lives,” she said. “I’m constantly adapting to my environment.”

Eppler’s varied experiences in life are reflected in her wide range of work. Her paintings focus on a variety of subjects, from waterfalls in Yosemite National Park to animals grazing in the wild and snapshots of small town life in downtown Sonora.

Eppler describes her style as a mix of classical and contemporary. She uses elements of impressionism and realism in her oil paintings to capture both the visual nature and movement of her subjects.

Currently, some of Eppler’s paintings can be seen at the Ventana Gallery in Sonora and Galleria Copper in Copperopolis. But  she says art has never been about the money for her.

“I’m in it because I enjoy painting,” she said. “If I can create something that someone really falls in love with, that’s enough reward for me.”

Many of Eppler’s paintings are inspired by her surroundings in the foothills, but she has lived in a variety of places before settling in Tuolumne County.

 

For the complete story, see the Aug. 7, 2014, edition of The Union Democrat.    


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