Diane Rath is acknowledged as one of the finest upcoming painters and visionary teachers present today. For over twenty years she has been perfecting her painting and teaching skills as a working artist and an instructor of oil painting at the prestigious Palette & Chisel Academy of Fine Arts in Chicago. She also presents workshops in still life, portraiture and landscape in many of the United States and in San Miguel de Allende, Mexico.
Ms. Rath offers paintings through galleries and for commissions. She also shows her work in numerous group exhibitions and has created six one woman shows. Gallery representation is through Joe Wade Fine Arts (Santa Fe, NM), Susan Powell FIne Art (Madison, CT), Hinsdale Gallery (Hinsdale, IL), and Vermont Artisan Gallery 2, (Brattleboro, VT).
Ms. Rath’s education has been extensive and continuous. Following her early training with Merrenda and Gordon Keyte, she completed 2 degrees and post graduate studies at the American Academy of Art. Since then, Ms. Rath has continued to study the highly refined painting and teaching techniques of renowned artists Richard Schmid, David Leffel, Harley Brown and Gregg Kreutz in numerous workshops.
Ms. Rath was on the faculties of the American Academy of Art for ten years and the Palette & Chisel for nine years. She is a Signature Member of Oil Painters of America, and a member of the Palette & Chisel where she served on the Board of Directors for six years. She is affiliated with American Women Artists, and a member of Artists on the Bluff.
Recent awards include:
Best of Signature Members Award, National OPA Show, 2007
100 Paintings in 100 Days, One Woman show, Sellout, 2007
Featured Artist in American Artist Magazine, Spring 2006
Third Place Award, International Artist Magazine Flower Painting Competition, 2006
American Women Artists, Award of Recognition, 2004
American Women Artists, Outstanding Work Award, 2002
American Artist Award, Oil Painters of America National Show, 2002