Dianne Massey Dunbar


Dianne Massey Dunbar is known for her complex paintings of ordinary objects and scenes. Whether depicting rain on windows, fallen leaves, coke bottles, or road workers, Dunbar seeks to honor the beauty of everyday life. It is her hope that people see the world a little differently because of her work.

The artist began painting at the age of seven when her parents enrolled her in art lessons with a local illustrator. She continued painting while she finished her education, worked, and raised her family. In 1997 Dunbar discovered the Art Students League of Denver — where she studied with Quang Ho, Mark Daily, Ron Hicks, and Kevin Weckbach — and in 1999 she began painting professionally.

Since then Dunbar has earned numerous national awards, including the Master Category Silver Medal Award in the 2013 American Women Artists National Exhibition; Best of Show in the 2007 Oil Painters of America Central Regional Exhibition; and the Silver Medal Award in the 2007 Oil Painters of America National Exhibition. In 2010 she had a solo museum exhibition at the Byers-Evans House Museum (Denver). Dunbar has had feature articles in several magazines, and her work has received much recognition. She is a Master Signature Member of American Women Artists, a Signature Member of Oil Painters of America, and a member of the Art Students League of Denver. 

Dunbar is represented by Gallery 1261 (Denver, CO), The Grapevine Gallery (Oklahoma City, OK), RS Hanna Gallery (Fredericksburg, TX), and Edward Montgomery Fine Art (Carmel, CA).