Perspective for the Scenic Artist
Received an MFA in Theatre Design from Brandeis in 1985. She has taught Set Design and Drafting at SUNY Albany, Scene Painting at Cobalt Studios for 3 years and Painting Seminars at a variety of educational institutions. Since September 2001, Diane has been a part-time faculty member at Boston University teaching Drawing, History of Architecture and Decor, and Scene Painting. Diane has been the Charge Scenic Artist at the acclaimed Goodspeed Opera for 14 years.
Following graduate school Diane made her living as a freelance Designer and Design Asst. in scenery, lighting, costumes. After several years, she realized that painting was really her forte and decided to persue it full time. She has worked on Broadway, Off Broadway and Regionally, for such theatres as, The Roundabout, Public Theatre, Manhattan Theatre Club, City Opera, CSC, Playwrights Horizons, Old Globe, La Jolla Playhouse, Houston Ballet, Alabama Shakespeare, Minnesota Opera, Williamstown, Tri Cities Opera, Hershey Park, Coconut Grove Playhouse, Paul Taylor Dance Co., Lar Lubavich Dance Co., Cambodian Dance Tour, Great Barrington, HBO, Mr. Roger’s Show, Public Theater, Hartford Stage, Long Wharf, Jean Ann Ryan Productions, Cinderella Tour, Ford’s Theater, and Nation Theater of the Deaf. Store and Window Display and Event Decorations and for such companies as Tiffany’s, IBM, Exxon, Valentinos, Foxwoods and Bellaggio Casinos.