Dianne Mayne was born in Massachusetts. As a dependent in the Air Force, she traveled extensively up until junior high school throughout the United States encountering many different cultures and art forms. Her most memorable experience was a one room school house in Ramore, Ontario with one teacher for 8 grade levels where she attended second grade.
Coming from a very supportive family in the creative arts, her uncle was a large influence in her life. He was a high school art teacher. Her great grandfather was a stone sculptor in Ireland before coming to the United States.
Dianne strives for realism in her work and uses the finest materials available in her creations from polymer clay to earthenware clays. She is always searching for new techniques and incorporating new products to improve her style and skills.
With a burning desire to create, Dianne spent and continues to spend many hours of hard work, studing books, videos, and attending online and offline workshops. Her work is on display and for sale in several local art galleries, online shops and through her website at www.HiddenHillHollow.com
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- "Grandmother Elder" won 3rd place in Progress & Possibilities from NPCG 2006
- Member and Membership Chairperson of the Professional Doll Makers Art Guild 2009-2010
- Member of Pasco Arts Council since 2008
- Past Member of National Polymer Clay Guild
- "The Precious Gift" featured in DOLLS October 2006
- "Irish Mermaid" DOLLS May 2009
- "Lilly Fae" DOLL CRAFTER & COSTUMING August 2009
- Dolls Magazine May 2010 Digital Edition
- IDEX Shows and the Washington DC Doll and Teddy Expos 2006-2008
- IDEX Orlando January 2009 and 2010
- Doll and Teddy Expo October 2010 in Winston-Salem, North Carolina
- You can contact Dianne at email@example.com or visit her website at www.HiddenHillHollow.com
- For customized group or individual sculpting classes in her home studio in Florida, contact her for more information.
- Recommended reading and references I have found helpful:
Edouard Lanteri "Modelling and Sculpting the Human Figure"
Philippe Faraut "Portrait Sculpting"
Susanna Oroyan Books "Fantastic Figures" and "Finishing the Figure"
Katherine Dewey "Creating Life-Like Figurines in Polymer Clay"
Sarah Simblet "Anatomy for the Artist"
Gary Faigin "Facial Expressions"