Diana Woods is a painter and sculptor living in Western Colorado. “My work addresses the spiritual connection we have with the natural world. These are the otherworldly animals of my dreams, memories and imagination. It is my hope that my work speaks to the viewer in a way that will inspire wonder and a reverence for the sacred in nature and for the wild creatures that inhabit this earth.”
Originally from Nebraska, Woods grew up on the back of a horse. She received a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in painting and art history with a minor in Equestrian Studies from William Woods College. She raised her two sons in the high desert of Grand Junction, Colorado where she became an art teacher, arts administrator, and began exhibiting her paintings. Diana’s studio sits at the mouth of Red Canyon, at the edge of the Colorado National Monument.
Riding her horse in the canyons is Diana’s form of meditation, and the herds of wild horses on the Little Book Cliffs range near her home spark her imagination. “Wild horses help us to reconnect with the rhythm of the natural world.”