About the Artist ...
Dianne Mayne was born in 1950, in Massachusetts. As a dependent in the Air Force, she traveled extensively up until junior high school throughout the United States encountering many different cultures and art forms. Her most memorable was a one room school house in Ramore, Ontario she attended in second grade.
Dianne strives for realism in her work and uses only the finest materials available in her creations from polymer clay to earthenware clays. She is always searching for new techniques and incorporating new products to improve her style and skills.
With a burning desire to create, Dianne spent many hours of hard work studing books, videos, and taking workshops with accomplished artists. Her work is on display and for sale in several local art galleries, online shops and also through her website.
Perry Carsley, Lifedrawing and Portraiture April thru June 2007
Mark Dennis, Sculpting the Male Torso August 2006
5 day workshop with Philippe Faraut in July 2006
2 day seminar with Wendy Froud in NYC Fantasy Artdolls 2005
4 day seminar at Patricia Rose Studio creating and completing beautiful fairies 2005
3 day seminar with Jack Johnston creating artdolls 2004
Philippe Faraut DVD's: Volume 1 Portraits and Volume 2 Expressions and Facial Features
Jodi & Richard Creager Videos: Sculpting the Head, Sculpting Hands, Sculpting Feet and Legs and Constructing Armatures
Patricia Rose DVD's: Sculpting Mermaids, Sculpting Fairies, Advanced Sculpting Faces, Sculpting Baby Fairies
Misha Malpica DVD Sculpting Faces Native American!
Jack Johnston DVD's Making Artdolls, Artdoll Costumes, Making Doll Heads, Sculpting and Costuming Santa Claus
Books Read and Highly Recommended:
Edouard Lanteri "Modelling and Sculpting the Human Figure"
Philippe Faraut "Portrait Sculpting"
Susanna Oroyan Books "Fantastic Figures" and "Finishing the Figure"
Katherine Dewey "Creating Life-Like Figurines in Polymer Clay"
Sarah Simblet "Anatomy for the Artist"
Gary Faigin "Facial Expressions"