Guy Diehl at the Fresno Art Museum

Guy Diehl: Still Life Tradition

July 2018

The Fresno Art Museum is pleased to present San Francisco Bay Area still life painter Guy Diehl with a solo exhibition in the Moradian Gallery during the summer of 2018. A selection of Diehl’s works including paintings, etchings, and drawings will be on view.… read more

Visual Art Source features Guy Diehl

Editorial: Features

March 2018

It is undoubtedly happenstance, but the de Young Museum’s upcoming show, “The Cult of the Machine: Precisionism and American Art,” featuring mid-century paintings and photographs celebrating modernism and abstraction, is nicely complemented by Guy Diehl’s exquisitely painted still lifes (in acrylic, astonishingly, not oil). Their virtuosic trompe l’oeil illusionism and elegantly minimalist compositions refute any remaining reflexive art-world prejudice against realism. Then there is the moral seriousness of Diehl’s still lifes — homages to art, books and the life of the mind — which he began doing in 1984, at the beginning of the our long Orwellian slide into Trumpery.… read more

Fine Art Connoisseur previews Guy Diehl

Art About Art: A Luminous Pursuit

January 2018

Dolby Chadwick Gallery is pleased to announce ‘Art About Art: A Luminous Pursuit,’ an exhibition of new work by Guy Diehl,” the gallery says. “As art about art, Diehl’s paintings explore different artistic movements across recent history, often by referencing other artists within the composition itself.… read more

Guy Diehl at the Fresno Art Museum in Summer 2018

Guy Diehl: Still-life Tradition

January 2018

The Fresno Art Museum is pleased to present San Francisco Bay Area still life painter, Guy Diehl, with a solo exhibition in the Moradian Gallery during the summer of 2018. A selection of Diehl’s works, including paintings, etching, and drawings, will be on view.… read more

Guy Diehl in the International Still Life Exhibition

International Still Life Exhibition features artists from Europe, U.S.

December 2017

The International Still Life Exhibition runs Jan. 3-27 at the John Natsoulas Gallery, 521 First St. in Davis. The opening reception is from 7 to 9 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 6, and will include a live performance by artist Allison Fall. An artist talk with painter Guy Diehl will run from 4 to 5 p.m.… read more

Lecture by Guy Diehl in Davis, CA

Lecture by Guy Diehl: International Still Life Exhibition

December 2017

Guy Diehl will be giving a lecture on his painting on January 6th at 4pm at the John Natsoulas Gallery in Davis, CA.… read more

Detail of Still Life with Suprematism figure, 2014 | Acrylic on canvas | 22 x 30 inches

Widewalls reviews Guy Diehl's 'A Dialogue with Tradition II'

Guy Diehl Presents a Stunning Array of Hyperrealistic new paintings in San Francisco

November 2015

Guy Diehl creates still life paintings, and that is something he had been known for during the last couple of decades. However, these are not your everyday still life paintings. Guy Diehl creates artworks that are about art – he connects present and past by painting books… read more

Conversation with Egon Schiele, 2015, acrylic on canvas, 24 x 27

Fine Art Connoisseur previews Guy Diehl's 'A Dialogue with Tradition II.'

A Dialogue with Tradition

October 2015

For over 30 years, painter Guy Diehl has not only perfected his pictorial illusionism, he has intimately explored the ways in which still life can be employed to make art about art, allowing his viewers to both see and appreciate tradition in new and exciting ways.… read more

Guy Diehl's "Still Life with Monet" now in permanent collection of the de Young Museum

February 2014

"Still Life with Monet" 1989 by Guy Diehl.… read Fine Arts Museum of San Franisco article

Still Life with Orange Sphere, 2013

Huffington Post's John Seed interviews Guy Diehl about his upcoming exhibition

Guy Diehl: A Dialogue With Tradition at Dolby Chadwick Gallery

September 2013

Guy Diehl's second solo show at Dolby Chadwick Gallery, "A Dialogue with Tradition," consists of a suite of still life paintings that feature bottles, blocks, spheres and boxes. The painting's objects make references to… read more

Still Life with Robert Delaunay #2, 2013

Fine Art Connoisseur Magazine features Guy Diehl's exhibition "A Dialogue with Tradition"

A Contemporary Take on a Zurbaran Still Life

August 2013

With his smart still life painting, Guy Diehl pays homage to Corot, Picasso, and a host of other important artists in a thoughtful way. Dolby Chadwick Gallery in San Francisco debuts an intriguing solo exhibition of works by established… read more

Still Life with Giorgio Morandi #4, 2012 | Acrylic on canvas | 24 x 24 inches

The Real Deal

Reflections on Teaching, Reading, and Writing...and Art

August 2013

Guy Diehl is an artist in San Francisco who has an interesting take on still life painting. While he has a terrific sense of color and balance, his control over the paint is such that it doesn't really look like paint at all. His meticulous technique draws attention not to the making or to the gesture but to the beauty of the colors and the forms themselves.… read more

Sacramento Press reports on Guy Diehl's "Billy Holiday" mural in Davis, CA

April 2013

Transmedia Art Walk a Great Addition to Davis Sacramento Press reports on Guy Diehl's "Billy Holiday" mural in Davis, CA becoming an instant hit with the locals… read more

American Artist interviews Guy Diehl

Methods & Materials: The Details on Details

August 2002

One of the most famous details in art must be the large pearl earring in Vermeer's Girl With a Pearl Earring. Cover this one object and the impact of the entire painting is minimized. Perhaps it is the opportunity to create such a tremendous effect that overwhelms artists when they are deciding what small marks will leave a big impression. Guy Diehl claims he tried to avoid details for years, but one look at his current work shows his diligence in every aspect of his luminous paintings, including the details. For this Mill Valley, California, acrylic painter, detail is not just, for example, embroidery on a dress, but "any key element that goes into a painting," he remarks. "This can be the surface texture of objects, the exact play of light and shadow, or the number of parts in any area."… read more