Diane Rowen Garmire is a retired art/gifted education teacher. She retired from teaching in 2015 and now works as a full-time fiber artist. Garmire holds degrees in art education and psychology with a master’s degree in secondary art education. Her fiber art pieces were featured in Art Chowder Magazine, 2023 March-April edition. July of 2023 Diane is the featured artist for “Everyday Northwest”, a PBS broadcast by Top Drawer Media.
“To me, creativity and process are essential to my life. Art looks at the reactions between people and society. In paintings and mixed media, I often replace people with animals and ask the viewer to decide what is taking place psychologically. Many of my pieces, including fiber art installations, are comments on human nature and personal history. I am influenced by mythology found in every culture. Tricksters play a role in my visual stories and how I choose to communicate my experiences with my audience. Look for the common thread in my imagery and bring your own experiences to the stories I share.”