My art reflects my deep connection with all forms of animal life, and is for me, a spiritual practice of connecting with animal spirits and the energies that surround them. Through my art (pen and ink with watercolors, acrylic, digital art and watercolor painting) I try to bring the viewer into the emotionally and spiritually rich experience of the animal world. Animals for me are akin to angels and great spiritual teachers in that they dwell in that dimension of awareness between this world and the next.
Diane Gibbons has been wandering in the woods and communicating with animals since childhood. She is a naturalist, illustrator/artist, wildlife tracker and dog trainer. Her field guide, Mammals Tracks of the Northeast, which she both wrote and illustrated, was released by University Press of New England in May 2003. Her second book, Stories in Track and Sign was released by Stackpole Books in 2008. She holds a Master of Divinity from Colgate-Rochester Divinity School and a Masters of Science degree in Environmental Studies from Antioch New England Graduate School. Currently she works teaching dog agility and other classes at the Monadnock Humane Society.
Diane also shares the company of four wonderful dogs. She teaches workshops on communicating with dogs through intuition and visualization, and along with her husband (who has three dogs himself) enjoys training and competing in agility. She lives in Spofford, NH.
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