Hughes Gallery, Inc. | P.O. Box 35, 333 Park Ave.
Boca Grande, FL. 33921 | 941-964-4273 | Email | Facebook
"My inspiration is the color of light and translating this visual music with paint. While capturing a moment both intimate and universal, memory and imagination play a large part in my work."
I paint contemporary realistic landscape, still life, figurative, or all three at once. My preferred medium is oil, but I also paint with watercolor and pastel.
I was born in New York and have lived in Florida for over twenty years. I studied at Pratt Institute and State University of New York, graduate studies.
As an illustrator I have published over sixty children’s books. I continue to keep illustration and fine art separate… Diane Paterson as author/illustrator, and Diane Mannion as painter.
A solo show of my works at the Mark Gruber Gallery in New York sold out. I had the honor of a solo show at the Bay Preserve at Osprey for the Conservation Foundation of the Gulf Coast.
Consistently juried into Randy Higbee’s Six Inch Squared Show in California, I have also been a Boldbrush FAV 15% Winner several times, and an award winner in the Punta Gorda National Show. Winning enough ribbons to make a curtain, and two times winner of the Bowles Portrait Award, the FINE ART CONNOISSEUR MAGAZINE AWARD OF EXCELLENCE is the honor for which I am most proud.
Oil Painters of America
National Oil and Acrylic Painters
Portrait Society of America
American Impressionist Society
American Society of Marine Artists
Sea U Later