Diana Mitchell

Diana was introduced in 1973 to the art of porcelain painting and her personal quest for achievement led her to study with Australian artists and also international artists such as Jean Sadler, Mary Patusky and Paula Collins from USA, Peter Faust from Switzerland and Derek Jones from the Worcester Factory in the UK.

She enjoyed 15 years of teaching the art of Porcelain on-glaze painting to a wide range of students and was a member of the International Art Teachers Assoc and Australian Porcelain Art Teachers Assoc. Diana won many prizes in this field and then diversified and expanded her knowledge to include watercolour, acrylic, mixed media paintings and various paintings on glass and luster work.

Diana is proud to say that she has successfully exhibited at Grandeur House, Potoroo at Southgate Melbourne and Convent Gallery and Springmount Pottery at Daylesford Victoria. She exhibited in Anthill Gallery in Broken Hill, Outback Colours in Quorn  which led her to be invited to be an artist in the Artists of the Ranges. She has had exhibitions in Artistic License and has been a regular invited guest at Porter Street Wildlife Gallery at Goolwa. She has had successful solo exhibitions at Cardones Gallery at Brighton, a solo at Rainmoth Gallery in Waikerie, a joint exhibition with Pauline Miller at Hughes Gallery and at Burra and an exhibition at Peter Franz Gallery in Lyndoch.

Watercolours of very detailed flowers have been made into Limited Edition Giclee Prints with the encouragement of her mentors the late “HT” and Inge Thumm. Mr and Mrs Thumm originally built and owned the famous Chateau Yaldara where she had numerous solo exhibitions at Vintage time. When Yaldara sold the Thumm’s built the beautiful Chateau Barrosa and made her their rose artist.

As an artist, with inspiration from friend well known photographer Ian Jenkinson Diana has made a name for herself in the Flinders Ranges with a lot of works going overseas to Japan USA and UK etc. The colours of the bush animals and birds have made her work sought after in Art Exhibitions such as Victor Harbor and the prestigious Herald Sun Camberwell Art Show in Melbourne winning various prizes there since 2003. Also prizes in Walkerville Art Show, Wildlife Art Society Blackwood Art Show, Tea Tree Gully Art Exhibition,  Port Rotary Art Show  and the Port Community Art Centre

Diana feels fortunate to have done workshops with Elizabeth Kinkaid in Seattle USA and Marney Ward in Canada  to extend her knowledge of products and watercolour techniques.

Diana is a member of SAWS (South Australian Watercolour Society).  South Australian Royal Society of Arts, Port Community Art Centre, Gallery M.,  CWA (Californian Watercolor Association),  Off the Couch art Group and Gallery 1855 Tea Tree Gully