“These images will reveal to you a moment in time that conveys a sense of the enduring beauty of the Shenandoah.”
Diane Artz Furlong is well acquainted with the landscape of the northern Shenandoah Valley.
A lifelong resident, she continues to be inspired daily by the beauty of the mountains, hills, woods, fields and streams that make up the countryside surrounding her home in Oranda. Considering herself to have been an artist all her life, it is only within the last few years that she has begun to devote herself full-time to her passion, focusing on mastering the medium of pastel. A self-taught artist, Diane works daily exploring the possibilities of pastel with intimate expressions of her love for the landscape.
Diane is a founding member of the Virginia Pastel Society, a member of the Maryland Pastel Society, and a member of the Valley Educational Center for the Creative Arts and member of The Art Group Gallery.
Works currently on view at: Cristina’s Cafe, Hi Neighbor restaurant, Buggy B’s, the Great Strasburg Emporium, Hupps Hill Civil War museum–all in Strasburg. Also, Espresso Bar and Cafe, Winchester, Virginia, the Firehouse Gallery and Shop, Berryville, Virginia.
Solo exhibits at the Museum of the Shenandoah Valley, Winchester, VA, 7East Gallery, Woodstock, VA, Strasburg Community Library, Strasburg, VA, the Atrium gallery at Lord Fairfax Community College, Middletown, VA, Art and Dentistry in Bethesda, MD, and the Strasburg Museum, Strasburg, VA.
Diane was recently commissioned by the Shenandoah Valley Battlefields Foundation to create three paintings depicting the battlefield at Cross Keys, Virginia. These paintings were presented to honorary attendees at the commemoration events at Cross Keys in June, 2012.