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Home Phone: 301-586-0705

Last Updated: June 2024

I have been interested in art since I was a child. Unfortunately, the college I attended did not have an art program but I earned a degree in elementary education. I soon discovered I did not enjoy teaching as a full time career. I didn't want to be a "starving artist" all my life, so I put that interest on hold and went to work in the corporate world. I tried to squeeze some art into my life with making silver jewelry, stained glass, and painting with acrylics. When I retired in 2009, my main objective was to do what I have always loved -- paint. I had never worked with watercolor so I decided to take a class and fell in love with the way it flows and takes on a life of it's own. I started working with acrylics in college and have continued to work with that ever-evolving medium also.

I sell blank greeting cards with pictures of my paintings on the front of the card. Please let me know if you are interested in having any cards made. I also have giclee prints of several of my paintings. Those can be printed in any size you want, not just as the size of the original painting.

I am a member of the Laurel Art Guild, Montgomery Art Association, The Miniature Painters, Sculptors and Gravers Society, Baltimore Watercolor Society, and The Cider Painters of America. My art is in homes across the United States and in Africa and Europe.

If you would like to be added to my group e-mail list where I announce my schedule, please send me an e-mail and I will add your name.

Special Honor -
I was contacted by William C. Ray, author of the book called "Mount Gilead - The History and Heritage." He has included in his book my painting called "Stony Lonesome" which is a painting of the house my Great, Great, Great, Great Grandfather built in 1790 in Mount Gilead, near Leesburg, Virginia. Mr. Ray can be contacted at

Personal Information and Background

Welcome to my art gallery. I hope you enjoy seeing my paintings and will return in the future to see new items I have added.​

Art Gallery of Diane Shipley