Dinah Worman’s landscape paintings are instantly recognizable for their clarity and depth. Light filters through the trees and streams and between the clouds. She is able to retain this vitality because she is continually renewing her vision. She notes, “I work to press beyond method and into a flow of creative instinct; using pastel, oil, acrylic, or printmaking to express myself with unusual compositions and expanding vision.”
Living with the view of vast, open landscapes and towering mountains has influenced her perspective on the landscape. Over time, Dinah has shifted her focus from an interpretive style of realism to a contemporary view by focusing on the juxtaposition of objects in the landscape. Buildings, equipment, people, cattle, diagonal lines separating the space, are all tools within the composition. It’s what she refers to as a “stacked landscape,” a near vertical composition of abstracted fields and roads ending at the horizon.
With her newest collection of work, Dinah continues her exploration into stacked landscape compositions as well as works that give the viewer an up-close perspective of what lies within the landscape. Her work is available at the Ann Korologos Gallery in Basalt, Colorado; the Saks Gallery in Denver, Colorado; and the Trailside Gallery in Jackson Hole, Wyoming.
Dinah has earned the designation of Master Pastellist from the Pastel Society of America. She has been featured in a number of newspaper and magazine articles including Southwest Art, Pastel Journal, and Artists magazine. Since 2011, Dinah has exhibited every year at the Coors Western Art Exhibit and Sale in Denver, Colorado where she won “Best of Show” in 2013 and was the featured artist in 2017. Other group shows and awards include the San Isabel Land Trust Auction, where she was Featured Artist at the 2014 show; the American Art Invitational, hosted by the Saks Gallery in Denver (earning Southwest Art’s “Award of Excellence”), and she was given the purchase award at the Harwood Museum in Taos.