Diane Cannon


Diane received her MA from Temple University. As a former teacher of gifted students, she developed lessons and instructed students on architecture, archeology, economics and the fine arts. She also was an ESL instructor with American Teachers Abroad where she used the arts to encourage conversation on art history from the Classical, Renaissance and Impressionist periods. Diane served as the President of the Studio Group, the entity which owns and maintains the Howard Pyle Studio in Wilmington, Delaware, where she studies, paints and exhibits her work. Inspiration for her work is drawn from children, her travels, the Brandywine Valley region and the Brandywine River Museum. Diane received the W. Emerton Heitland Memorial Award for her painting “Five Ibis” in the Philadelphia Water Color Society’s (PWCS) 110th International Exhibition in 2010. “Five Ibis” was selected for inclusion in Splash 13, the Best of Watercolor, released for publication in August 2012. In addition, she received First Prize at the Delaware Valley Art League’s exhibitions at Penn Medicine (2016 and 2015); Best of Show at the PWCS Member Show (2014) and Best of Show at The John James Audubon Center at Mill Grove’s 9th Annual Juried Art Show (2014). She has received an excellence award from the Chester County Art Association in 2017, First Prize from DVAL in 2017, Second Prize, October, 2018. Diane was awarded the Pennsylvania Watercolor Society's award at the Mid-Atlantic Regional, sponsored by BWS in June, 2019.