In my many decades of teaching, I have encountered very few
who might compare with Diana Stetson.
She is imbued with the essence of art.
I am honored to have helped her in the early years of her journey.
Father Robert Palladino, mentor of 40 years, Sandy, OR
Stetson’s work conveys the purest
and most sincere stories without the utterance of a word.
Snow leopard, almost invisible,
beckons to follow an unseen path.
Adriana Lanting, collector, and owner of Snow Leopard painting, Long Beach, CA
I’ve been working with Diana Stetson for more than 25 years.
She is one of the few artists who comes into the shop
who actually knows what she’s going to do.
I find that tells of her ability to plan, to create
the space, and also to leave some room for
the creativity and the printmaking.
Michael Costello, owner and Master Printer at Hand Graphics, Santa Fe, NM
On that journey, even her footsteps were red.Toes painted like rubies dipped into the Red Sea, sifted through sands of rose quartz, kicked up cinnabar dust on the Old Silk Road.The feet that in autumn crushed grapes into burgundy wine, turned bright pink on snowy peaks in the winter, sunk deep into the carnelian mud of spring rains, and dabbed vermillion onto paintings in the heat of summer. But ultimately the brilliant red steps taken were the ones taken in blushing crimson passion, a journey illuminated by the warm coral light from inside closed eyes, nourished by juice of cherry, and water of rose. Red elegance from head to toe, from heart to hand, from scarlet to beyond.