Diane Tharp

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Diane Tharp is a watercolor artist residing in Auburn, California. Diane
has been painting watercolors for over 30 years and tends to paint in
themes based on nature. She often infuses humor and whimsy in her
paintings, which make them twice the fun to paint.

Diane has shown in many local galleries and art shows and has sold
extensively. Her artwork has earned many awards and has been
included in many juried shows. Diane shows her artwork at the Auburn
Old Town Gallery and the new High Hand Gallery in Loomis. Her
artwork has earned many awards and been included in many juried
shows. Diane is also a member of the North Auburn Artists and opens
her studio for shows. You can see more of her artwork at

“Painting a watercolor is an unfolding mystery. You don’t know the
outcome until the end. The artist has an idea in her mind, but the
fluid pigments have minds of their own. The painting evolves and
the outcome is always a surprise, be it successful or disappointing.
Painting watercolors is always a path of wonderment for me, and I
never tire of the journey!”


April, 2019, Honorable Mention, AWASH With Color, SFAC

April 2018, Honorable Mention, AWASH With Color, SFAC

July, 2016, Honorable Mention, Magnum Opus International Show,

January, 2016, 2nd Place, SFAC Animal House Exhibit

September, 2015, Merit Award, WASH Open Show

April, 2014, Honorable Mention, Where the Wild Things Are, SFAC

March, 2014, Poet’s Award, Animal House Show, SFAC,

March, 2013, Best of Show, Awash With Color, WASH (Watercolor
Artists of Sacramento Horizon)

February, 2012, Merit Award, Animal House Show, SFAC

See more of Diane’s artwork on her website:

Watercolor & Water Media