Diedra Long Camp
The Northeast Texas Community College Art Department is pleased to announce that one of its graduates, Diedra Long Camp, will present the February art exhibit in the Whatley Center for the Performing Arts.
Camp is a watercolor and mixed media artist passionate about telling a story and connecting to people. She was introduced to the healing qualities of art while caring for her late husband in his battle with cancer. When he passed in 2009, art became a source of healing and a pastime while raising her (then) eight-year-old son, Cade.
In 2016, she began pursuing her passion for art after retiring from a 22-year career in real estate. She is a certified facilitator for Art4Healing, a non-profit group that guides participants to use “color to express what words cannot” in military reintegration, Hospice, and hospital settings, as well as stress relief for homeless shelters, families, and businesses.
Currently, she is the artist for the Great Texas Balloon Race in Longview and a contributing artist and past instructor for the Longview Museum of Fine Arts. Her son, Cade, is now a student at Texas A&M University, and she resides, creates, and teaches art from her home studio in Longview with her Goldendoodle, Drake.
“The purpose of my art is the creating of it. I am drawn in by moments in other people’s lives, expressions, and the landscape surrounding the places I travel and the people I observe. My favorite still-life muses are everyday objects bursting with color, texture, and radiance. Various mediums are my playground.”
For more information about Camp’s art, visit www.diedralongcampart.com.
The exhibit will run from Friday (Feb 4) through Wednesday (Feb 23). On Wednesday (Feb 9), a reception will be held at 12:30 pm in the Whatley foyer.