Current Color: A Year on the River

Category: Season 7

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Diana Thomas

Pennsylvania artist Diana Thomas studied fashion illustration at the Art Institute of Pittsburgh. She has been self-employed for 35 years as a graphic artist, illustrator, needle craft designer, and designer for craft books and magazines. She is also a greeting card illustrator and drawing instructor for children and adults.

Diana presents the artistic life lessons learned while tackling a personal commitment to paint a scene from the Susquehanna River every week for an entire year. Diana credits this unusual work with being instrumental in helping her navigate troubled waters, including the tragic deaths of her daughter and her daughter’s mate to heroin addiction during that year.

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