Award winning artist, Instructor, and Judge,

Diane G. Simon has been following a creative pathway for many years. Her background varies from ceramics at Edinboro University to Tole Painting at Penn State University, but her heart found her passion when she was introduced to watercolor and furthered her studies under several world renowned and nationally acclaimed artists. She has taught at Art Center Manatee, Kings Point Art Club, Sun City Center Art League, Tree Lakes Community, and Sun-n-Fun. She also conducts art demonstrations at Keeton’s Office & Art Supply in Bradenton, FL. She is a Signature Member of the Florida Watercolor Society, and has earned Master Status with the Florida Suncoast Watercolor Society.

Simon says, “A good painting includes an emotion created by good composition, strong values, and mastery of techniques.”