Artist Diane McClary at Art on Main Street

Diane McClary is a gifted La Quinta plein air artist who has honed her work over four decades. She is well known for her scenic and still life paintings that reveal masterful attention to the effects of light and color. The brilliant interplay of these two key elements along with her innate understanding that in a well-executed painting, less is often more are the signature of her work.

Diane has carefully studied the painters she most admires: Maynard Dixon, Joaquin Sorolla, Paul Grimm and William Wendt among others. Her artistic career began with study under master painters Sergei Bongart and Ron Lukas. John Dixon, son of the great Western painter Maynard Dixon paid her an impressive compliment when he very favorably compared McClary’s work to his father’s.

Diane McClary teaches painting in La Quinta and has conducted workshops throughout the United States, Africa and Asia. Meet her and view her work at Art on Main Street on Saturday, January 20th from 10 am to 4pm. For more information contact Shelley Glickstein, Director of Art on Main Street at


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