I have always been inspired by the wonder and beauty of nature and my artwork is a reflection of my love of nature. I am blessed to live in the country of North Auburn and am surrounded by flora and fauna of all kinds, as well as our own farm animals, pets, and grandchildren (another form of wildlife!).
I have dabbled in other mediums but always return to watercolors. I love the transparency, luminosity, and simply the mystery of watercolors, which often have a mind of their own. Painting is a passion, meditative, and regenerating. I paint what stirs my heart and it is a blessing when someone else is touched by one of my paintings.
Diane Tharp is an award winning watercolor artist living in the beautiful foothills of Auburn, California. Diane has been painting for over 25 years and she is known for her whimsical paintings inspired by nature and her travels. Diane currently has art showing at the Auburn Old Town Gallery and High Hand Gallery in Loomis. She is a member of the North Auburn Artists opening her studio to the public in May and also shows in her studio during the Placer Artists Studio Tour in November.
See more of Diane’s artwork on her website: