The Truths of Tula: A Muse and Her Artist
SATIAMA PUBLISHING – 2016
Dianna Cates Dunn
A Colorado artist discovered her muse in a painting where Tula emerged unintended, unannounced and unexpectedly captivating. Two years later, Tula’s truths and her muse’s voice continue to infuse a body of work by Dianna Cates Dunn that offers each of us a shared view of Tula’s joyful, riotously colorful and deeply insightful world. Tula’s ‘truths’ about life and her inner beauty shine a luminous beacon of love and hope for every one of us. This is a book you’ll want to own and enjoy again and again for a lifetime. An ideal gift for anyone who loves the beauty of art and the inspiration of meaningful worlds.
The book contains images of each of the first 20 Tula paintings.
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Dianna Cates Dunn has lived for many years in southern Colorado. She is predominantly a painter who utilizes oil, acrylic and mixed media. Starting her artistic career as a visual artist, Dianna had lengthy affairs with both music and theatre, graduating from Weber University with a theatre design degree. She worked as a theatre consultant, Bed and Breakfast owner and interior designer before pursuing a full-time painting career in 1999. Primarily known in the past for her abstract paintings, Dunn’s discovery of her ‘artist muse’ in 2014 led her not only to a new style of painting but to the writing and illustration of a book about this life-changing period in her life.
The recipient of many awards, TOSCA Magazines 2015 Colorado Artist of the Year and the Founders Award from the Colorado Watermedia Society. Her works have also been featured in “The Art of Layering: Making Connections”, “American Art Collector, Book 2”, “Art Buzz 2008” and Luxe Magazine 2011.