Mary Diefenbach Duke


Mary Diefenbach Duke is an oil and acrylic painter, and has developed an energy with a purpose. Painting En plein air, witnessing sunflowers at dawn, watching as an entire field of flowers raise their heads to greet the sun, inspires this urgency to create a painting that will magnify and unfold another small story of rural life, bringing it all to a greater sense of importance. A self taught artist, having participated in numerous workshops and college courses; she has developed her own use of high key color, limited pallets, and assorted applications of texture, metal leaf, and painterly marks. She has been an art teacher, workshop facilitator, and enthusiastic volunteer at various Art Galleries. Mary’s work has been exhibited at Gallery One, (Award for best use of color); The Palace Gallery, and the 420 Gallery all in Ellensburg. Recent exhibits at Boxx Gallery, Tieton; Larson Gallery, Yakima; Collective Visions Gallery, Bremerton; Combine Art Collective, Walla Walla (with an Honorable Mention); Modern Visual Arts in Bethlehem, PA. Her work resides in numerous private collections, and is exhibited at the Washington State Department of Ecology in Union Gap, Wa. She contributes regularly to non-profit auctions.

Almost Time to Plant
oil paint, 12 x 16 feet

The Perfect Spot
Oil and CWM, 27 x 27 inches

Liberty, Thank You
oil paint, 15 x 19 inches