Dianne Arancibia | Abstract Expressionist

Born and raised in the beautiful Napa Valley, Dianne then moved to L.A. when she was a teenager in the 60’s. There she spent a lot of time hanging out while meeting famous rock stars, including The Beatles, Rolling Stones, the Byrds, and The Mamas and the Papas. It was in L.A. where she experimented with various forms of art, primarily working at representational art, at that point in time.

Several years ago while doing a year long intention group the other participants Pointed out to me that I “appeared to be an artist”.  I denied it but was asked to spend a year painting in an abstract form by committing to 5-10 hours of painting per week.  After a short time I was painting all night many nights.  And after that year I had my first art show which sold 1/3 of the paintings shown.

It has been an alchemical process for me.  I lose all track of time and space while painting and often it feels like an altered space.  It doesn’t feel like I’m painting, more like I’m being painted.  When I concentrate or meditate on the person I’m painting for interesting forms come that were unplanned.

The process is just painting whatever is in my heart and opening up to whatever comes.  One of my friends call my paintings, mindscapes.  Another one calls them alchemical paintings…they do change me inside in an amazing way and I can only wish for other people to understand that beauty.

While looking through an artist friend Colette’s book entitled, “Gateways of the Divine” I came across a compelling symbol that I found to be very beautiful. After I started using this symbol along with my signature, my friend noticed it & told that was the feminine alchemist symbol, she then dubbed my style, “alchemical art”.
Painting # – Dimension – Title – Price
001 – 24″x 24″  – Persia  – $400
002 – 24″x 18″  – Across the Universe  – $300
003  – 24″ x 36″  – Memory/Returning –  $450
004 – 24″ x 36″ – Across the Universe –  $650
007 – Pasha – (in private collection) not for sale
008  – 18″ x 30″  – Double Helix –  $400
010 – 18″ x 18″ – Beneath –  $350
011 – 18″ x 18″ – Transit  – $700
013  – 24″ x 24″ – Heart Latifah – $700
014 – 18″ x 18″ – Vessel – $600