Though mainly self-taught, Dianna attends various art classes and workshops, always an ongoing process. Dianna has worked in watercolor, pencil, ink, oils, mixed media but is primarily focusing on encaustic wax (painting with bees wax) as well as exhibiting her work in group shows and individual show around Alberta, B.C. ,Saskatchewan, and USA.
2018 - "Driven to Explore the Unknown"
May 5 - July 8, 2018 - The Loft Gallery ( Red Barn) Sherwood Park, Alberta
July 23 - Aug 11, 2018 - The Spruce Grove Art Gallery, Spruce Grove, Alberta
2016 – “Inspired by Trees” Arbor Valley Cabinet Gallery, Red Deer, Alberta
2015 - “The Wonder of Trees” The Red Barn Art Gallery, Sherwood Park, Alberta
2014 - “Year of the Northern Lights” Spruce Grove Art Gallery, Spruce Grove, Alberta
2018 - VVA Group - Christmas Art Show and Sale: Variety of 13 Artists and 8 up and coming Students of the Arts.
2017 - Sacred Arts: Camrose, Alberta : along with artist Melissa Fontaine
2017 - Heaven Art Therapy Studio : Camrose, Alberta along with artist Chaney Bonnough
2017 - VVA Group: Celebrating Canada 150: "Dig" Rotary Park Permanent Display, Vegreville, Alberta
2016 - Present - VVA Group: Art Rotation Collection: St. Joesphs General Hospital, Vegreville, Alberta
2014 - Group Exhibition: Different Strokes Art Gallery, Olds Alberta
2014 - “Rhythm” (Repetition) Hemet Valley Art Gallery, Hemet, California, USA.
2013 - “Alberta Revolutions” (The Inexorable Evolution of Art) Endeavor Arts Gallery, sponsored by The Canadian Space Society, Calgary, Alberta
2012 - Present - I have been showing a lot lately, Canada and USA.
2016 - “Snow Flurry“ People’s Choice Seniors Award, Spruce Grove Art Gallery, Spruce Grove, Alberta
2014 - “Rhythm (Repetition)” Juried Exhibition, Hemet Valley Art Gallery, Hemet, California, USA. Second Place, Canadian Northern Lights
MEDIA & PUBLICATIONS
2017 - Rosanne Fortier:“ VVA Shovel project installation for Canada 150 Celebrations", Vegreville News Advertiser, Vegreville, Alberta, June 21, 2017 pg.19.
2017 - VVA submitted: "History of Art" by Dianna Sapara, Vegreville News Advertiser, Vegreville, Alberta , May 3,2017,pg.24.
2014 - VVA submitted: "VVA introduces Dianna M. Sapara", Vegreville News Advertiser, Vegreville, Alberta, December 22,2014, pg.23
2014 - Rosanne Fortier: “Local artists-Dianna Sapara and Kari Fell achieve far-reaching visions”, Vegreville News Advertiser, Aug 11, 2014, Front Page
2014 - Caitlin Kehoe: “Inspired by the night sky”, Stony Plain Reporter/ Grove Examiner, Spruce Grove, Alberta, July 25, 2014, Arts and Culture Section, pp. A41, A44
2013 - Rosanne Fortier: “Art on the Tracks a classy showcase of local talent”, Vegreville News Advertiser, Vegreville, Alberta, Sept 23, 2013, Front Page
2013 - Rosanne Fortier. “Artists flourish at Third Art in the Park event.”Vegreville News Advertiser, Vegreville, Alberta, Sept.23, 2013, Page 14
2013 - Artist Spotlight on-line - International Encaustic Artists, 2013, July 3
2013 - Featured for the Month of January - The Rotary Club of Vegreville Calendar
2012 - Michael Simpson: “Rotary calendars are here”, Local Artist in Rotary Calendar, Vegreville News Advertiser, Vegreville, Alberta, Oct.8, 2012, p.11
2014 - International Contemporary Artists, ISBN 9786188000742, Vol. VIII, 2014, pp. 280,281
2013 - The Rotary Club of Vegreville Calendar, Featured for Month of January 2013
2012 - NOA Magazine - Night of the Artists Magazine, Vol. 8, 2012, p.46
Incorporating encaustic wax or fine oils to create custom paintings for private collectors.
Studied under many professional artists in Canada and the United States
Completed her teachers instructional training course for Encaustics- Under Shawna Moore in the USA.
Continues to take workshops in encaustic wax paintings and other art related programs in Canada and the United States.
2017- Present - Encaustic Workshops- Dianna’s Studio in the country, Vegreville, Alberta Canada
2014 - “Introduction into Encaustics” Hemet Valley Art Association, Hemet, California, USA.
Though mainly self-taught, Dianna attends various art classes and workshops, always an ongoing process. Dianna has worked in watercolor, pencil, ink and oils but is now primarily focusing on encaustic wax, painting with bees wax. Dianna incorporates objects, fine oils into encaustic wax and manipulates the wax to create custom paintings for private collectors, as well as exhibiting work in shows around Alberta, B.C., Saskatchewan, and United States.