Painting by Diana Young.

Diana Young’s solo show “So Much to See” is open through Sept 4.

Young was at the Eastport Gallery at 109 Water St. on Aug 28 and 29 to answer questions about her work and life in Maine.

“People have asked me what kind of art I do,” she says. “I tend toward line, direction and force. I focus on motion rather than a point or object and I prefer a dynamic interlocking of shapes to attempt three-dimensional rendering. I use a locale as a point of departure not as a study in nature. I like to find the kernel of a place. I try to keep the excitement of the underlying drawing from being buried under the paint.

“What makes an artist? Doing art with enthusiasm for many years is the proof. What starts out looking strange becomes accepted as beautiful over time … Being an artist may be one part talent and nine parts desire.”

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