Grace Elizabeth Diehl is a New York contemporary realist painter. She specializes mostly in still life oil painting, although, at times explores other genres, but almost always paints from life. Although, she realized her ambitions at an early age; upon graduating from a business school, she was employed in several different professions until going back to college for a degree in computers. After years of working in the computer industry, she sought to get back to her art which she pursues full time today.
In the past, she has studied with well established and respected artists. "I try to find a balance between working in my comfort zone and exploring new challenges". She thrives to express her vision in every brushstroke she makes.
She has exhibited her work in solo and group exhibitions. Also, she competes in regional and international competitions. Grace has been recognized as one of Bold Brushes' FAV 15% winners several times. She holds juried memberships in national and regional associations and is an active volunteer and holds a membership chair at a local association.
Kent Art Association (Membership Chair)
Oil Painters of America
Lyme Art Association
International Guild of Realism
Kent Art Association, Kent, CT
Lyme Art Association, Old Lyme, CT
Vanderbilt Mansion, Hyde Park, NY
Zen Art Gallery, Poughkeepsie, NY
Picture Perfect, Hopewell Jct., NY
Rotundra Gallery, Poughkeepsie, NY
The Artist Palate, Poughkeepsie, NY
Kent Art Association
Arts Mid Hudson
As a native New Yorker, I live in the Hudson Valley area with my husband and two children where I paint full time.
Fine Art Studio Online
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