Diane Melms works in her home studio in Anchorage, Alaska. Inspired by a love for fabric, color and pattern, her artwork embodies a passion for manipulating formal design elements to create engaging abstract compositions. Working from a palette of her own hand-dyed fabrics, she designs and constructs compositions using an improvisational method of cutting and sewing fabric pieces together, then finishes each piece creating a quilt like structure with, batting, backing and stitching.
Her work has been juried into many state, national and international exhibitions in the U.S. and abroad. Diane has work in the Anchorage Museum’s permanent collection and has garnered many awards including Juror’s Merit Awards in Earth Fire Fibre in 2009 and 2013 and a Rasmuson Foundation Individual Artist Fellowship Award in 2010.