Tuesday, December 28, 2010

Dianne Reeves

Our friend and fellow pastelist has passed on.  Many of us know she had fought a long battle but her strength and determination are an inspiration to all of us.

Dianne, a Charter Member of the Texas Pastel Society,  shared her ideas and knowledge with fellow pastelists inspiring us with her beautiful pastel paintings.  Even though her health was deteriorating, she was ever ready to pick up new ideas, participating as much as she could in shows and paint outs.

Her ready smile and positive attitude will be missed.
Dianne at the TXPS Fall Art Show at Windcrest

Dianne at the Steven Napper Workshop
Having fun at the Napper workshop August 2009
The funeral service is set for Friday, December 31st at 10:30 a.m. at the Zoeller Funeral Home, 615 Landa in New Braunfels.  There will be a reception at the New Braunfels Art League in New Braunfels at 11:30 a.m.
According to Mary Johnson, a friend of many years, Dianne asked that instead of flowers donations could be made to the Hope Hospice or the New Braunfels Art League in New Braunfels.

The Texas Pastel Society wishes to extend our deepest sympathy to the family of our friend, Dianne.

I went to the New Braunfels newspaper and from there read about her  beautiful and inspiring life on the Zoeller Funeral Home site. The arts really nourish so many of  our souls. Dianne and I were born in the same year.  I wish I'd gotten to know her.
Thanks for the info.  My thoughts are with her family. Kay Brooks

I remember Dianne's beautiful artwork and gentle ways.  I enjoyed sharing our past pastel painting event at the Steves Homestead and lunch at the Guenther House.  I last saw Dianne with Sheila Orr at the Buda Fine Art Festival in early October.  I will miss her, and I'd like to extend my sympathy to her family and friends.Cindy Morawski
I shared pastel portrait class with her and many workshops including the latest,kathleen cook's in october. She was always smiling, offering encouraging words to me about my art, and her art was always so wonderful. I will miss her. janette hastings
Dianne has been a constant example of how to live – getting the most joy out of each day & doing all one can to take care of oneself!  We traveled to New Mexico a couple years ago – it was a wonderful trip and she drove! We were good travel buddies-I have some health issues (not nearly as serious as hers) and we’d both wear out at about the same time.  She was such a smart, creative lady and my life is definitely richer for having known her!
Sheila Orr-New Braunfels

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