Diana Lyn Cote

Roland D’Vinci Helps Cote Translate the Beauty of Natural Light

Diana Lyn Cote

For the past 20 years, Diana Lyn Cote has captured the beauty of natural light in her paintings. She uses paintstiks - an oil paint formulated into sticks - to freely compose whatever inspires her. “Whether it is a building in Europe, a tree at a local park or a flower on my kitchen table, I look for the same thing - the beauty of light,” said the Connecticut-based artist. “I am forever composing paintings in my mind.”

Cote's painting technique comes from watching children play with crayons. The way they attack their drawings without inhibitions inspired her distinctive style. "Paintstiks are so similar to crayons, they let me scribble much like a child does," she said.

"Paintstiks are so similar to crayons, they let me scribble much like a child does."

"My technique of layering these 'scribbly lines' weaves the colors into a textural tapestry," she added. "With this application, I have created my own stylized hybrid of Impressionism. Understanding the colors that make up the subtle and dramatic effects of light and presenting this in a unique way is the focus of my journey as an artist."

Don Dressler of Glastonbury Design captures every nuance of Cote's art with a Roland Hi-Fi JET wide-format printer. Even Coté cannot tell them apart from the originals.

“Thanks to Don, I have been able to offer fine art quality reproduction images at prices affordable to most people,” said Coté. "His printing technology and expertise make my work available to anyone who is inspired by it.”

Thanks to long-lasting Roland pigment inks, Dressler prints will stand the test of time. Dressler also uses Enhanced Black Ink, which enhances the entire color gamut. It mixes nicely with Roland standard pigment inks and is formulated for optimal results on Roland fine art media, including the popular Concorde Rag and Provence Rag Fine Art Papers.