A Rochester native, Ms. Elmslie earned her BFA from Rochester Institute of Technology, and following graduation taught in Cherry Valley and Oneonta, NY. After returning to Rochester, she continued to paint and also worked in batik, exhibiting her work at the Clothesline and Curbside shows. In the late 70's, Diane worked as an art teacher for the City of Rochester's Recreation Department and in 1980, accepted a position with the Rush-Henrietta Central School District. After twenty-four years, she retired as senior graphic artist in October 2004. She has produced several commissioned paintings and is a member of the Rochester Art Club.
Her mediums have included intaglio and silk screen printing, acrylic, oil, watercolor paintings, and papier collage, which have been translated into works exhibited at the Atrium Gallery, the Fingerlakes Show at the Memorial Art Gallery, the Pyramid Art Center, Gallery at High Falls, Gallery at the Point in Sodus Point, NY, the Arts and Cultural Council, the Century Club of Rochester, the A.I.S. Dean's Gallery at Rochester Institute of Technology, and the Liberty Hill Gallery.
Ms. Elmslie has also produced numerous commissioned magazine illustrations and portraits, and has completed several series of paintings of such diverse subjects as Rochester's massive road reconstruction, the desert of the U.S. southwest, and the architectural landmarks of Boston. Her current work is an exploration of mediums combining acrylic and paper collage and oil painting.
Inquire about Diane's watercolor classes at 585 269-4129
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