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Gems from the Edge of the Earth is a look at the surrounding landscape through the eyes of oil painter Diana Moses Botkin.
Most of the paintings shown are diminutive; postcard size or smaller. Like sparkling gems, they reflect a worth greater than their size.
The paintings shown in this volume highlight the charms of the area of Idaho where the artist lives. Most of these works are in private collections and aren't easily viewed by the public. In Gems from the Edge of the Earth, readers can see these paintings without having to go knocking on the doors of collectors!
Diana Moses Botkin is an award-winning artist whose paintings are in private collections in the USA and abroad. Additionally, her work has been purchased by museums, hospitals and corporations, including St. Peter's in Olympia Washington, Deaconess Hospital in Oklahoma City, and Bristol-Myers Squibb in Evansville Indiana. The artist lives in Idaho where she paints, writes articles for Professional Artist Magazine, and teaches art workshops. Moses Botkin is active in the Daily Painting art movement and posts regularly to her Painting a Day weblog at http://DianaMosesBotkin.blogspot.com/ . Her work can be seen online and in regional galleries. Find more about her art, articles, links to her work, her exhibits, and classes at www.DianaMosesBotkin.com .