by Diane Irby
Diane Irby is a multidisciplinary artist, autism advocate & well known curator who was very active within and dedicated to the Detroit Art Community for many years. She was awarded the title of 'Best Local Artist' in Detroit in 2014. Her artwork can be found in collections and galleries throughout the U.S. & across the globe. She is well sought after for her work as an artistic portrait photographer, and has been featured in numerous art publications. Diane's aesthetic is often a mix of antiquated imagery and colors. In her photography and mixed media works she brings to light the beauty in sadness, nostalgia, solitude, longing and decay. She takes special interest in using genuine ephemera and materials, many of which come directly from abandoned locations and antique auctions, adding another level of authenticity to the emotions evoked by the work. Diane currently resides and expresses herself in the Vancouver/Portland area.