Diane Morgan is an award-winning artist working in both oil and watercolor. Her work has been featured in American Art Collector, International Artist, Southwest Art, American Artist, Artist Magazine and Watercolor Artist.
Best of Show – Coachella Valley Watercolor Society.
Two-time finalist and ten-page feature article, International Artist Magazine.
First Place, Poster Artist and Best Local Artist – Indian Wells Arts Festival.
Two paintings in PaintAmerica Top 100 Exhibition.
Desert Symphony – Program Cover competition winner.
Published – Splash 13 and Splash 16 best of watercolor.
Featured in California Contemporary Art Collection, State Capitol.
Award and traveling show – National Watercolor Society.
Two paintings selected out of 3500 entries for Blossom II competition and national traveling show.
One of nine finalists cover art competition – Watercolor Artist magazine.
Diane is a member of Oil Painters of America, the California Art Club, the International Guild of Realism. American Watercolor Society, Transparent Watercolor Society of America, an award-winning member of the National Watercolor Society, and past president of the Coachella Valley Watercolor Society. Her audience includes the California Senate, Kaiser Permanente Foundation, Starbucks at the Palm Springs International Airport, museums, galleries and private collections across the United States and Canada.
She holds a Bachelor of Fine Arts Degree from the University of Michigan, Design Major.
Her work may be seen at www.dianemorganpaints.com
I envision a painting in almost everything I see. Adding drama and mystery through the use of powerful lighting effects, reflected surfaces, exaggerated contrasts and unusual compositions, I strive to transform simple, everyday life into un-ordinary, not-so-still life. I like to take an ordinary subject and enhance the perception of it, invite the viewer to take a closer look. If you look closer, experience something in a different light, you may discover something new about yourself. I love how the medium takes command. The artist starts the process, but the paint takes charge and leads the work to a sometimes unintended outcome. It’s always exhilarating.