Crowdsourcing – Succulents, Huntington Gardens, CA, Oil on canvas, 60” x 48
Dyana Hesson is a nationally recognized botanical artist living in the Southwest. She studied art at Arizona State University where she developed her style of applying thin layers of oil paint with very little texture. Her radiant paintings are collected worldwide and her series, True Blue Arizona was featured in Arizona Highways Magazine in March 2020.
Dyana lives in Mesa, Arizona with her husband Randy, daughter Sydney and Jack Russell terrier, Boon. She has a case of incurable wanderlust, and a love affair with God’s creation.
It is a privilege and pleasure to be a fine artist in today’s world. It is a pleasure because I get to wake every morning and do what I love and pour my soul into creating something beautiful. It is also a privilege because with creating comes responsibility. My desire is to create a safe place where a viewer’s eyes can land and rest for a while. It has been said that the only two things that can pierce our hearts are beauty and affliction, and if this is so, we need a measure of beauty in our lives in equal proportion to our affliction. My unspoken agreement with my collectors and fans is that I will always bring my very best to you. I will work hard to bring a measure of beauty to your world with all the ability God has given me.
Founding committee member of Phoenix Zoo Art Exhibit program, Art on the Wild Side and Master-Signature Member of American Women Artists
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