Diane Frossard

Diane Frossard



Native Texan Diane Frossard grew up in Dallas and has always had a passion for horses and art. Her father, an avid horseman, introduced her to horses at an early age and her childhood was spent competing in equestrian events. She initially worked as a geologist before turning to art full-time. She has studied with numerous artists including Dan Gerhartz, Michael Workman, Scott Burdick, Susan Lyon, Joseph Zbukic and Marc Hanson. She currently lives on a ranch in Tyler, Texas with her husband, two daughters and six horses. Her daughters and horses are recurring subjects in her paintings and many of her plein air landscapes are scenes from the ranch.

Artist Statement

I am inspired by the beauty in ordinary subjects that might otherwise go unnoticed – the pursuit of poetry rather than documentation.

Gallery Representation

The Artists’ Showplace – Dallas, Texas
www.the artistsshowplace.com
Valerosa Gallery – Tyler, Texas


Outdoor Painters Society – Master Signature member
Oil Painters of America
American Impressionist Society
Southwestern Watercolor Society

Selected Past Exhibitions & Events

American Impressionist Society Impressions Small Works Showcase 2018, Cincinnati, Ohio
BoldBrush Additional Award Finalist – November 2017
Plein Air Southwest Salon 2017, Dallas, Texas -Award of Excellence
Oil Painters of America 26th National Exhibition 2017, Cincinnati Ohio
Plein Air Southwest Salon 2016, Southwest Gallery, Dallas, Texas – Award of Merit
Museum Exhibition- “Reflections of East Texas” – July 26-September 27, 2015, Tyler Museum of Art, Tyler, Texas
Bridge column design & execution for “Pillars of Hope” mural project (column for “Hope”) under the Gentry bridge in Tyler, Texas -2015
Plein Air Southwest Salon 2015, Southwest Gallery, Dallas, Texas – Gamblin Honorable Mention
Book cover art & illustrations for The Artemis Connection (2014) and By April’s Kiss (2017) by David DiPaolo
Book cover art for Ride Out (available Feb 2018) by Mike Reamy
Plein Air Southwest Salon 2014, Southwest Gallery, Dallas, Texas – Gamblin Award of Merit
Gallery Main Street – “H2O” 2013, Best in Show
Plein Air Southwest Salon 2012, Southwest Gallery, Dallas, Texas – Vasari Award of Excellence
Gallery Main Street – “Graphic Impulse” 2012, Tyler – Best in Show
Gallery Main Street – “The Lay of the Land: Landscapes, Cityscapes & Waterscapes” 2010, Tyler – Best in Show
Featured on Joan Hallmark’s Proud of East Texas (KLTV, KTRE) Aired May 2009
Plein Air Southwest 2009, Southwest Gallery, Dallas, Texas – Raymar Award
Drawing purchased by The Art Museum of South Texas, Corpus Christi – 1994