Turning Leaf

Turning Leaf

5.0 (16)
1 hire on Lessons.com
1 employee
22 years in business

About this pro

As a professional acrylic painter (recognized with signature distinction from National Acrylic Painters Assn.) I specialize in designing and painting unique pieces of art including portraiture, murals, and canvas paintings of varied and vast subject matter. My extensive 40+ years of experience provides you a professionals' prespective from composition to completion of your art piece. I walk each student forward independantly based on your skill set and content of the painting that you are completing.  You will select your own content for your painting.  We then discuss all elements of the composition given where you wish to display your completed piece. Your personal and unique style will be revealed... it's much like your handwriting!  You will learn all the techniques needed to create your beautiful painting that celebrates and embraces YOUR unique style. From beginners to advanced painters, you will gain additional skills and learn how to paint like a professional in a laid-back, fun and encouraging atmosphere.  Very small class sizes allow for the personalize attention you deserve.  Several class options are available.

I have a passion for sharing my love of art with others.

I am one of 490 professional painters world-wide to be recognized with signature distinction for excellence in the medium of acrylic by National Acrylic Painters Assn. (NAPA).

I've been painting for more than 40 years and instructing over 150 artists the past 12 years.

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Fort Collins, CO 80528
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16 Reviews


  • Carol Felton

    She is a wonderful teacher and person - enjoyed my time very much.

  • Mike/Mary Fitzgerald

    Diane is a great Artist and does a fantastic job of Framing.

  • Roxanne Cunningham

    Diane is a very talented artist. She has the ability to bring out the best in working with people to bring out their own artistic style.

  • Mary Reilly

    Diane is my partner in framing projects. With too many items to display, from photos to drawings, paintings and prints, I needed objectivity. Diane suggested options for matting, backings, framing, glass and grouping displays. Throughout, Diane provided framing that best conserved and enhanced the art, while complimenting other items. Diane optimized my budget so that over 15 pieces could be framed for display. And, yes, Diane made house calls to understand the interior space, lighting and environment. When working together, Diane is always professional, personal and timely. Diane, as an artist, was able to understand my vision and create two unique art pieces as well. I am so happy with all and look forward to our next project. Thank you, Diane!

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What is your typical process for working with a new student?

Evaluating the participants  current skill set.  A professional's perspective from composition to completion.  Walking them through the expectations of each class within a 5 class series.  Each student will learn to compose a painting  in which they select the subject matter.  My diverse backgrounds in instruction over 150 students to date from beginner to seasoned painted provides a comprehensive overview in the medium of acrylic. 

Lessons offered

Painting Classes Acrylic Painting Lessons Drawing Lessons