Hark has been an artist virtually her entire life. Ms. Hark began at the Cheltenham Art Center
every Saturday morning and later at the Philadelphia Museum of Art. Majoring in
art as a student at the Moore Institute of Art,
the Woodmere Art Museum and finally the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Art,
has helped develop her painting skills, talent, and "artist's eye." She credits her
superior teachers, notably Arthur De Costa, Ben Kamahira, Sidney Goodman, Homer
Johnson, and Elizabeth Osbourne. Dominic DiStepheno's master class has given focus
to continued development and design.
Ms. Hark continues to remind us of how valuable and beautiful our world is and how important it is to capture these memories in her original paintings. Many of these paintings have been commissioned works, while others were painted on location around the world. Establishing her extensive website, www.dianeharkart.com, she invites travelers, galleries, and art collectors to share these impressionistic watercolors while striving to create a history of their lives.
Ms. Hark's award-winning paintings have been exhibited in numerous juried, national, solo, and group shows. Her work can be found in both private and corporate collections across the United States. She has written several articles and taught workshops to youngsters and oldsters, sharing her love of color and nature with art lovers everywhere. Donating paintings for charitable organizations and fundraisers is part of her mission..
A Philadelphia native, Ms. Hark is represented by Art Effects Gallery in Merion, Pa, Carol Schwartz Gallery (Philadelphia ), Langman Gallery (Willow Grove), William Ris Gallery (Stone Harbor, NJ) and East End Gallery (Margate, NJ). Ms. Hark is a Signature member of the Pennsylvania Watercolor Society, the Missouri Watercolor Society, Philadelphia Sketch Club, Allied Artists of America, Tri/State Artists Equity, and a board member of the Philadelphia Watercolor Society. Ms. Hark is an Alumni Member of the Pennsylvania Academy of Art as well as Fellowship of the Academy. The William Penn Foundation has used Ms. Hark's paintings in its personal collection.