Diane Steinmetz






















Diane Steinmetz
received her BA and MS degrees from City University of New York and her ED.D from Nova Southeastern University.


In undergraduate school, Diane’s art classes included painting, intaglio graphics, photography, wood sculpture and art history classes. Throughout the past twenty plus years, she has taken classes through the Monmouth County Park System with Grace Graupe Pillard and also enjoyed painting classes with nationally known artists at workshops offered in New Jersey, Pennsylvania and New York. These experiences have broadened her knowledge of many varied and interesting painting techniques and styles.


She enjoys painting the roses in her large rose garden as well as portraits, landscapes, still life and really anything that she is attracted to for its uniqueness or inherent beauty. With each painting she produces, she further realizes the important role of natural light. Light is what creates the contour and depth of her painting subjects—the “ah” feeling that causes her to go to her easel. As an artist, Diane hopes that viewers of her work will get that “ah” feeling too.


She has always been fortunate to receive accolades for her paintings from family members and friends. Their encouragement prompted her to have two one woman shows in which she sold several paintings. One was held in 2012 and the other in 2014—both at the Monmouth Beach Cultural Center. She has also exhibited in several local shows sponsored through the Art Society of Monmouth County. She is proud to say that pieces of her work were selected to be in the Monmouth Museum and Monmouth County Arts Council 31st Art Show in 2010 and again in the 2015 Monmouth Museum Members Miniature Show: Big Art in Small Packages. She is extremely proud of having been selected as an Exhibiting Member of the Guild of Creative Art in 2014.