About Me

IMG_2762_2My mother was an artist. I don’t know how she found the time to paint with my brother David and I under foot all the time, but I do remember the smell of linseed oil when she painted and the feeling that I wanted to do what she did.

Growing up I always loved to make things, I was never happier than to be sitting on the floor with a bag of yarn, bottles of glue, scissors and paper.

My first job was at my parents art supply store. Pouring over the art books when business was slow and getting sizable discounts on supplies, let me experiment with an array of materials which was the eventual spring board toward my art career .

IMG_1582I love living in the SouthWest, the clear blue skies and the rugged, my husband John calls it tortured, landscape. When April rolls around, I’ll be hiking the trails at Red Rock Canyon, getting reference photos to paint.


2015 Best of Show, The Gallery at Summerlin, Las Vegas, NV

2009 American Women Artists, South Street Gallery, Easton, MD

2009 American Impressionist Society, Saks Gallery, Denver, CO

2009 Salon International, Greenhouse Gallery, San Antonio, Texas

2008 “William Schultz Award” American Impressionist Society Juried Exhibition, Coda Gallery, Palm Desert, CA

2008 Oil Painters of America National Juried Exhibition, Dana Gallery, MT

2008 International Masters of Fine Art, Greenhouse Gallery, San Antonio, TX

2007 “Top 40” Greenwich Workshop Small Works North America

2007 “Oil and Water  Two women show, The Gallery at Summerlin, Las Vegas, NV

2007 Featured Artist “Romantic Figures”, Lee Youngman Galleries, Calistoga, CA

2007 Oil Painters of America miniature show, Santa Barbara, CA

2007 “Wind River Arts Award  American Impressionist Society 8th National Exhibition, Chicago, Ill.

2006 “Views & Reviews” one woman show, Grotto Gallery, Las Vegas Library District

2006 “New Works” two woman show The Gallery at Summerlin, Las Vegas

2006 “Best & Brightest”, Scottsdale Artist School

2006 Oil Painters of America Western Regional Competition

2006 International Masters of Fine Art, Greenhouse Gallery, San Antonio, TX

2006 “Best of Show”, American Impressionist Society 7th National Exhibition, Rockport, TX


3 thoughts on “About Me”

  1. enjoyed your paintings..very nice…question: how long does it take to paint one of your 16 x 20 paintings on average?
    I have never seen this question asked in tons of stories…thanks for ur reply…


    1. Mitchell, It takes me about two and a half days to complete a 16″ x 20″. The first day is the drawing, initial underpainting and beginning of painting, about 7 hours. The second day is working until semi completion, another 7 hours, the last day is the final corrections or enhancements, 3 to 5 hours.

      This approach helps me to keep the original concept in mind and most important the paint stays wet enough over this period to work alla prima. I have a blog post about it here; https://dianespaintingblog.wordpress.com/2015/03/05/alla-prima-changes-made

      thanks for your question, Diane


  2. Dear Diane Eugster,

    My name is Maria Stella. I am a gallery representative, working with Agora Gallery, which is located in Chelsea, the art district of New York City.

    May I send you some information about the gallery and promotional services which may be of interest to you?

    I look forward to hearing from you.

    Best regards,

    Maria Stella
    Gallery Representative | Agora Gallery
    Email: Maria@Agora-Gallery.com
    Website: http://www.Agora-Gallery.com|www.Art-mine.com


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