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About the Artist
Diane K. Talmadge

Diane K. Talmadge has been painting and exhibiting her oils, pastels, and acrylics for many years. She began her formal training with Jack Richards in her native Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio then continuing at Ohio State University, then with Christopher Clark and Marilyn Bendell in Florida, and portraiture with Daniel Greene in Rockport, Mass.


A representational artist, Diane has the ability to capture the excitement as well as the softness of the subject when working from life or from photographic references. While living in Florida for over 20 years she developed a portrait clientele in the South and her works, including still lifes and landscapes, have been exhibited extensively. Diane owned her own portrait studio/gallery in Florida prior to returning to Ohio in 2004. Dozens of her portraits and paintings now hang in public buildings and private collections throughout the country.


Currently Diane teaches drawing and painting at Peninsula Art Academy and Cuyahoga Valley Art Center. Check the Upcoming Classes & Shows page for current information on Diane's class schedule and exhibits.


Memberships Include:
The Portrait Society of America
Women's Art League of Akron
Medina County Art League
Peninsula Art Academy
Cuyahoga Valley Art Center


Visit Diane's permanent exhibit of paintings and glasswear at:
Peninsula Art Academy - Peninsula, OH


View Diane's work during special exhibits:

Cuyahoga Valley Art Center - Cuyahoga Falls, OH

Akrona Art Gallery - Akron, OH

The Log Cabin Gallery - Peninsula, OH

M.D. Garage - Boston Mills, OH


Still Life
Still Life
demo pic

Diane K. Talmadge finishing her floral oil painting demo
at the Peninsula Art Academy on Sunday, March 4, 2012.

To see Diane's oil painting demo video

Contact Information:

Diane K. Talmadge
Traditional Fine Artist
located in Northeast, Ohio

(330) 576-6836

Artist Statement
"I have been drawing and painting for most of my life, now in it's seventh decade, and teaching for the past several years. What inspires me to create is what I find visually pleasing and interesting in the world around me... a beautiful fall day, shadows dancing on the snow, the sun streaming in through a window onto shapes on a table, bright colored flowers, a tranquil farm scene, mountains in late afternoon, a still life arrangement of collected objects, the exciting way that light can transform an ordinary object into exciting patterns, the innocence of a child s expression... these are the subjects I attempt to capture and share... hopefully bringing a bit of joy and color into the lives of others. My favorite medium is traditional oils and my favorite subject is a portrait." ~ Diane K. Talmadge
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