Cowboy boots, camping and cold beer. Three things that brought Dianna Fritzler great joy in her younger years while attending the University of Wyoming in Laramie. At an altitude of 7,500 feet, Dianna was propelled into the world of black & white photography while studying Journalism. This obsession sequestered her to the darkroom on many a windy Wyoming winter night. Watching images “magically” appear in the developer was like opening gifts on Christmas morning. Thus began her love of art.
She diligently began her public relations career on the day after she graduated and hauled her meager belongings and her starry-eyed wonder to the Mile High City of Denver, CO. After a bit of time had passed behind a desk Dianna determined she would see the world. Thus began a year long, art obsessed sojourn around the world. It became official. Art and Fritzler were officially dating.
After landing back in Denver Fritzler fell back into the world of marketing plans, advertising copywriting and media schedules and eventually married (a cowboy of course), started a family and opened an advertising/PR firm in Denver, CO with two of her marketing buddies. After several successful, years, she sold her portion of the advertising agency and joyfully moved with her family near the towering red rocks of the National Monument in Grand Junction, Colorado.
Fritzler continued to delight in her photography, but after the only darkroom available to the public closed, she transferred her artistic “voice” to oil painting, mixed media and wax creations. Between teaching workshops across the country, painting to her heart's delight and connecting with numerous collectors near and far, Dianna could truly say she was blessed.
Then a 10 week sojourn to Africa with her daughters, an oil price plummet and a move back to Denver turned her life 180 degrees, and Dianna went back to an 8 to 5 job in marketing. Knowing that her heart belonged to the canvas, she began painting once again - never taking one second in her studio for granted. Now back to creating exuberant art full time, she is overwhelmed with gratitude that people across the globe have chosen to collect her paintings.
When speaking of her art, Fritzler says, “I am fascinated by shape, line and color and celebrate them through my paintings. Even my "mistakes" seem to be a joyous blessing. Creating art is the nucleus of serenity for me. When I paint, I retreat into the profound journey of living in the moment with complete awareness, acceptance and joy. My ultimate goal is to share that feeling with others. There is no "ordinary" day. Celebrate them all!!”
2017 - Healing Power of Art Juried International Exhibit
2012 - Chosen by Children’s Hospital, Denver, CO to paint five large pieces for their new wing
2012 - Selected to represent Colorado by Art in Hand United States Card Deck Project
2011 - Artwork awarded Honorable Mention – Kudos International
2011 - Artwork awarded Honorable Mention – Abstract Art International
2010 - Artwork awarded Honorable Mention – Abstract Art International
2010 - Artwork selected for 2010 Palisade Bicycle Classic poster.
2009 - Large commissioned painting for the office entry of Western Slope Hospice & Palliative Care.
2009 - One of seven artists nationwide selected for public art project at Mesa State College in Grand Junction, CO. (now Colorado Mesa University)
2009 - Numerous paintings purchased by St. Mary’s Hospital for the Century Project Building
2006 - Artwork is featured on Grande Valley Vineyards wine labels.
2012 - Selected for Crested Butte Arts Festival (one of top five in the U.S.)
2011 - “Bliss,” Five person show, Arts at Denver, Denver, CO
2008 - Grand Junction City Hall, Two-person show
2007 - “In Lieu of Cake,” Redbrick Gallery, Aspen, CO
2006 - “Lines Into Shapes” National Juried Show, Estes Park, CO
2006 - “44th Annual Fall Arts Festival” - 3rd Place, Glenwood Springs, CO
2006 - “Mountainside Miniatures,” National Juried Show, Foothills Art Center, Golden, CO
Winter 2011 – Artist Portfolio Magazine – pg. 24
Fall 2011 – Artist Portfolio Magazine – pg. 16