Diane Wittman-Punteri After working as the director of an international gallery on the Plaza in Santa Fe, New Mexico, then owner of her own gallery- Three Feathers International Gallery of Fine Arts – Diane Wittman-Punteri has always created and produced works of art, the love of her life. Punteri and her family moved to Tuscany, Italy, in 1994, remaining until 2003. She showed her work and entered many competitions throughout Italy and Europe, always mindful of her Native American roots in New Mexico. Upon returning to the U.S., has spent time between Northern California, Santa Fe, New Mexico and Tucson, Arizona, painting full time. Her “process” for her works comes through the art pieces she does, along with the technique, she acquired by watching, and painting with some of the Southern California Eucalyptus School- members now all deceased. Diane has many experiences of painting with artists who are true to themselves and have painted in the Southwest throughout their careers. Her uncle Allan Houser, a Chiricahua, Apache Sculptor and Aunt Anna, have been great influences in seeking the truth in her work. She is ever mindful of the color and form with the use of her academic and natural sensibilities. There is a depth of color and true earth-bound simplicity in Punteri’s paintings. Mindful of the “wholeness” of the finished piece and the solicitation of awe for the wonder of the many subjects depicted with a vastness of depth she loves to portray. Punteri, who met her husband 32 years ago in Tucson Arizona has returned to their home to live and work full time creating in her studio in Tucson!