For years, Diane Millsap has painted, sketched and photographed the mysterious and beautiful city of New Orleans. She and her husband have made it their favorite travel destination. As her art of New Orleans grows in popularity, collectors of her work have sent her photos, shared family stories, and welcomed her on her visits. "I have become enchanted with New Orleans because it offers an endless flow of images to paintThis city has a depth of soul and a love of life that reaches out to everyone."
Diane was born in Southern California, and raised in the Chicago area. She and her husband now live in rural northern Illinois. She received her formal art training at Western Illinois University and from her mother, an accomplished watercolor artist.
She draws her subject matter from her diverse background and her many travels. She says that travel is her greatest source of inspiration.
Her paintings hang in many private and corporate collections across the country and abroad. Currently, her work is published in the by the Roaring Brook Art Company, Ariel of France, and Art Creation & Production, Inc. Many of her New Orleans scenes are also now available in poster prints. United States copyright law protects Diane’s art, and reproduction of her work, in any form, must have her expressed written consent.