Diane has been painting on black velvet since 2007 inspired by the 'Master of Black Velvet Painting', Leeteg of Tahiti and the kitschy velvets from Mexico during the '60's & the '70's. All her work is original and hand-painted. In 2008, she was lucky enough to make a pilgrimage to the Mecca of black velvet paintings, The Velveteria in Portland, Oregon, and it was truly a revelation for her. The Velveteria has since re-opened in Los Angeles where some of her paintings can be seen. She is now working out of Southbound Studios where her creativity is constantly being recharged by the other artists in residence. Please visit her website to see more recent work.
She likes to do pet portraits as well on black velvet, if you would like to see your pet portrayed on luxurious black velvet, please send her a message for a quote.