IN ADDITION to being a highly-collectable plein-air and studio painter for 30 years, Johnson is the Founding Editor of the award-winning monthly, Plein Air Magazine (now tltled Fine Art Connoisseur) has authored many art articles, demonstrations, books, is owner of The Artists Closet, ArtSavvy (blog for Collectors) and ArtWise (blog for artists.)
Johnson is a full-member of the prestigious Pastel Society of America; Signature Member of the National Acrylic Painters' Association, UK, Signature Member of Plein Air Painters of Hawaii, and member of the International Society of Acrylic Painters. As confirmation of her rapid development as a rising artist, Johnson was selected in 1988 as one of the top 100 emerging artists in the U.S. by the American Artist magazine, selected as a finalist in the 1988 national still-life competition held by The Artist's Magazine and rated as one of the top 10 "Best Buys" for investment art by The Roanoker magazine in 1990. Johnson has received numerous awards for her work, and by 1998 was listed in the Who's Who in American Art, Who's Who in the South and Southwest. In 2000, she was invited participate in the first-ever, White House Conference on Culture and Humanities.
Johnson's work has been eagerly accepted by corporate and private collectors alike on a national scale. Her original work can be obtained directly through her studio or the fine gallery partners listed below.
She is a native of New Jersey, and currently lives in Cary, North Carolina.
For the most comprehensive information about Diane including selected collections, biography, symposia and show listings, click on "Meet Diane" from her originals home page.
Selected Fine Art Representation