Dianne Massey Dunbar

The Fallen, oil, 30″ x 40″

Dianne Massey Dunbar
( b. 1952)


Dianne Massey Dunbar is known for “painting the ordinary.” Over the years, she has earned numerous national awards for her depictions of everyday objects and scenes. Dianne has been juried into many prestigious shows, including American Masters Exhibitions in NYC, Virtuosos of the OPA, Coors Western Art Exhibits, several museum shows, and a solo museum show at the Byers-Evans House Museum, Denver, CO. Her work has been featured in American Art Collector, Southwest Art and Fine Art Connoisseur. Dianne is a Colorado native and resides in Aurora, CO.

Artist's Statement:

I am captivated by ordinary scenes and objects. My paintings are drawn from my life experience and celebrate moments or memories. The ketchup bottle that I daily pulled out of the refrigerator when my sons were young. The road workers that worked so diligently on my street. Rain splashing on my windshield. Coke bottles and cans. Fallen leaves. Legos. They all become part of a life story on my canvases, as well as a story honoring daily life. It is my hope that people see the world a little differently because of my work.


Master-Signature Member of American Women Artists; Signature Member of Oil Painters of America; Member of the Art Students League of Denver


Gallery 1261
Denver, CO

RS Hanna Gallery
Fredericksburg, TX

Edward Montgomery Fine Art
Carmel, CA

Winning the Purchase Award has such enormous significance for me, it’s every artist’s dream to be in a museum and my work, Lee’s Ferry Landing, will be at the Tucson Desert Art Museum for as long as I live. I’m so thankful to the American Women Artists for that opportunity.”

— Lili Ann Laurin
AWA Artists, AZ