My formal art education was at Northwestern Michigan College in Traverse City. It wasn't until the 1980's during my first trip to the Caribbean that I fell in love with the vibrant colors of the tropic and rediscovered my art with a new passion. During the 90's I moved to St. Croix in the U.S. Virgin Islands where I could paint in my studio overlooking the Caribbean Sea.
I am addicted to painting tropical landscapes and architecture. I love to paint the intense, vibrant colors of the tropics, the beauty of the sunlight, the shadows, and the color!
Tropical birds are another inspiration for me "because" of their captivating colors!
I also paint portraits, and that includes pets, in soft pastels.
I have experimented with a variety of mediums, but now work mostly in acrylics and soft pastels.
My body of work consists of tropical landscapes and architecture, portraits and pet portrait.
My art is currently on display at:
Gulf Coast Art Alliance in Gulf Shores, AL
The Pearl Galleria in Foley, AL.
Diane King - Troical Artist on Facebook
I have previously exhibited at:
Eastern Shore Art Center, Fairhope, Alabama
HAL Gallery, Huntsville, Alabama
The Von Braun Center, Huntsville, Alabama
Millinneium Art Show, Palm Coast, Florida
Island WeBe Gallery, St. Croix USVI
St. George Botanical Gardens, St. Croix USVI
Estate Whim, St Croix, USVI
Harbor Night, Frederiksted, St. Croix USVI
Diane's highly collectable art can be found in numerous private collections throughout the Caribbean, United States, South America, Canada and Europe. Her original acrylic painting "White Umbrellas" was featured on the cover of Valley Planet Magazine's May-June 2008 issue.
Diane's artwork is currently displayed at The Pearl Galleria in Foley, Alabama.
White Umbrella's, Tortola BVI