I am Diane Frederick , a self-taught pyrographic
artist or wood burner . I have been making professionally wood burned designs for over 35 years . I specialize in portraiture
, both human, and animal . I have done primarily horses and dogs for animal portraits. I am ready to tackle any species though.
I absolutely love to find the spirit residing within the individual, and bringing it to life on wood. I have recently done
Giraffes, Lions, Elephants, and Zebras on gourd art. I have also done chimp portraits for fund raising at the sanctuary in
Cle Elum WA. As my projects finish to completion , the spark of the spirit emerges , and things start looking more three dimensional
even though they are on a two dimensional surface . I also enjoy using gem inlay with wood burning to create mandala designs
on plaques , bowls , and boxes . My wildlife designs are burned upon these surfaces too. In 2007 I plunged into the world
of gourds. I find them beautiful and unique , a new challenge for my pyrography skills . I have become a member of the Washington
State Gourd Society, which has broadened my horizons , opened up a whole new world , and introduced me to a wonderful group
of people. I also took part in an international project that you may be interested in exploring , at muralmosaic.com
(live link below left)
I am a regular participant of the Equine Art Show at Emerald Downs and have done that
show since 1982. I also participated in the horse mural mosaic project , Le
Cadeau Du Cheval.