Diane Morgan

Diane Morgan is an award-winning artist working in both watercolor and oil. Her work has been featured in American Art Collector, International Artist, Southwest Art, American Artist, Artist Magazine, Sunset Magazine, Art Patron, Palm Springs Life, The Art of Watercolor and Watercolor Artist.

After managing the Public Art Program for the City of Palm Springs from 1992-2003
she now teaches art classes and paints full-time.

Awards include:

  • Best of Show, Painter of the Year - Coachella Valley Watercolor Society.
  • 3-time finalist and Ten-page feature article, International Artist Magazine.
  • First Place, Poster Artist and Best Local Artist - Indian Wells Arts Festival.
  • Two paintings in PaintAmerica Top 100 Exhibition.
  • Published – Splash 13, Splash 16, Splash 19, and Splash 20 best of watercolor book series.
  • Featured in California Contemporary Art Collection, State Capitol.
  • Award and traveling show – National Watercolor Society.
  • Two paintings selected out of 3500 entries for Blossom II competition and national traveling show.
  • One of nine finalists cover art competition – Watercolor Artist magazine.
  • Finalist Wildlife competition Feb 2020 issue of International Artist Magazine.
  • Winner of ForMotherNature.com competition about environmental influencers.
  • Award of Excellence by Healing Power of Art and featured in book about artists as world changers.
  • Awarded Public Art mural projects for Palm Desert, Palm Springs, Indio, and Cathedral City, CA.


  • She holds a Bachelor of Fine Arts Degree from the University of Michigan, Painting Major.
  • Currently teaches watercolor, oil and acrylic at Palm Springs area art centers and private clubs.
  • Her favorite subjects are bees, large florals, still life and vintage cars
  • Her work may be seen at www.dianemorganpaints.com


Adding drama and mystery through the use of powerful lighting, exaggerated contrasts, and unusual compositions, I transform simple, everyday life into un-ordinary, not-so-still life.  Taking an ordinary subject and enhancing its perception invites the viewer to take a closer look. If you look closer you may discover something new about yourself. The artist start the process, but the paint often takes command and leads to unexpected outcomes.   It's always exhilarating.



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