One of Lancaster-based artist Diane Ackers’ works. She often depicts scenes taken from nature. (Submitted)

OUL Exhibition Showcases Diane Ackers’ Work

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An art exhibition featuring the work of local artist Diane Ackers is on display in the Raymond S. Wilkes Gallery for the Visual Arts beginning Sept. 13. An Artists’ reception will be held Sept. 15 from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. Light refreshments will be served and admission is free.

Contemporary artist Diane Ackers creates expressive art that consists of mostly nature and nonobjective work. Inspired by nature and the human spirit, Ackers combines an intuitive style of painting with techniques using texture, layers of color and strong composition. Her paintings are distinctive visual experiences with sensitivity to mood and emotion.

Born and raised in Lancaster, OH, where she resides with her husband, six children and grandson. Pursuing and creating art her entire life, she is a self-taught artist. Ackers’ primary medium is acrylic, although she often incorporates a wider variety of mediums and techniques.

Ackers’ art has been published in Somerset Magazine, and featured in Zsa Zsa Bellagio. She won best painting in the Westerville Art Show. She had a group show at Fairfield Library and juried shows include the Lancaster Art Walk 2014, 2015 and 2016. Ackers’ art is in collector’s homes around the world.