Diana Grant Artist Bio
Diana was born in Dallas, Texas to a military family.
As a child, she loved to draw and was encouraged by her teachers to attend the children’s art program at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York.
From 1968-1976 she worked in Ceramics. She started with hand building in Port Townsend, and learned throwing on the wheel in Seattle. She took college level ceramic classes for two years while she attended college in Bend, Oregon where she obtained an Associate of Science degree.
In 1976 she started the Architecture Program at the University of Washington, which included drawing lessons. Her instructor for line drawing was Philip Thiel. She also studied photography with Christian Straub.
Her focus in Architecture was on Environmental Design and after graduation worked in Solar Architecture and transitioned to Energy Conservation at Seattle City Light, where she worked for 25 years. During this career, she took art classes at the University of Washington in Scientific Illustration, and figure painting. She explored Water Color through classes at the Experimental College.
After discovering the Kirkland Arts Center she studied there from 2008 through 2014. She co-facilitated and practiced figure drawing for two years from 2012 - 2014.
From 2014 to 2016 she took classes at Gage with Charles Emerson (abstract and still life), Julia Ricketts (abstract) and Jim Phalen (portrait) and Mitch Albala, landscape.
In 2015 she started Plein Air landscape painting with the Evergreen Association of Fine Arts and continues today.
She is currently focused on working in her studio to develop her skills through exploring ideas and mediums in abstract and landscapes. Her current preferred medium in oil on canvas.