About the artist:
Diane Cobert/Brunner was born in Washington, D.C. When she was four, her mother taught her the art of making play-doe sculptures; this became one of her favorite activities, along with coloring outside the lines in coloring books, and making cards for family and friends. In school, Diane looked forward to projects that included a large poster board and plenty of space to create. Diane enjoyed watching and playing every kind of sport. To be part of the crowd in a large arena was most captivating. The endless stream of colors, the wave of noise, and the fierce competition was magical for Diane. Diane’s Grandfather was a big baseball fan and also encouraged her to make things out of shells, odds and ends, and glue. Diane was fascinated with putting things together. As Diane grew up, she pursued other interests. Diane went to college, married, and moved to San Diego to start a family. After the arrival of the first of her three children, the artist found her husbands' old paint supplies and began painting. Sports became a major theme in Diane's work. Painting bridged the gap between the past and the present. She has written a light-hearted book called “Beyond a Shell”. Diane is also very passionate about writing and recording music. Her art work has been displayed at various venues throughout the US, including the Empire State Building. Her largest picture can be found at the Staten Island Children’s Museum. The piece is a historic baseball stadium in NY, with 1,636 little people in it. The work took 8 ½ years to complete. The artist dreams of one day having a large collection of her work displayed at the Hirshhorn Museum in Washington, D.C. Diane’s work is a sum of all the events in her life up until now. Every work is a deep a reflection of her soul.
Diane Cobert/Brunner was born in Washington, D.C. When she was four, her mother taught her the art of making play-doe sculptures; this became one of her favorite activities, along with coloring outside the lines in coloring books, and making cards