Dr. Diane M. Kline is a painter who was born in Ohio, and raised in Detroit. Diane moved to California in 1972 for a teaching and administrative position in Chula Vista, Anaheim, Redondo Beach and South San Francisco before moving in 1998 to Riverside for administrative jobs in Palm Springs and Desert Sands Unified School Districts. Diane has been creating art from the time she was in high school and is currently selling her artwork: dianeklineart.com, and is currently on the Board of the Artist Council, Palm Springs Art Museum. Diane has been showing and selling her artwork in the Coachella Valley since 2009. The Agora Gallery in Chelsea, New York City displayed her artwork in 2013-14, the Sage Gallery, Palm Springs, and Art in Public Places. Diane contributes her artwork to charitable organizations: Boys and Girl’s Club, Palm Springs Women in Film & Television, Women Leader’s Forum to name a few.
Diane paints in acrylic on Canvas and her artistic process is largely intuitive. She visualizes different images. A painting will come to her in a dream, nature or photographs that were taken on trips to China, Europe and Mexico. All were inspiration for paintings. The next stage in the process is the excitement when first creating the image. Diane sketches the image on paper, using colored pencils or watercolor before embarking on the canvas.
Diane enjoys jazz, theater, the many charity events in the Coachella Valley, and gardening.