"My intent is to create art expressing the human quest for fulfillment in a complex society. Because the human psyche is nuanced, my works depict ultimate universal dilemmas, both internally and with others. I utilize layers in my compositions textiles, paints, papers, inks so that the viewer may be enticed to look closely under the surface.
Diane Sandlin is a mixed media artist who normally begins her compositions with textiles and builds the layers from this common base. It is her thought that textiles offer a universal familiarity or safe area from which to explore. Her non-representational style lends itself to collage, mark making and paints.
Sandlin works from her Austin, Texas studio and in addition to pursuing her art with noted professionals, she participates in numerous events and invitational exhibits. She has recently completed the Art Cloth Mastery Program with Jane Dunnewold. A founding member and past president of Austin Fiber Artists, Sandlin is also involved with the Surface Design Association, Studio Art Quilts Association and the Fiber Artists of San Antonio.