Diana Cook grew up in Washington DC where she studied with master printmaker Lou Stovall. She graduated from the illustration department of Rhode Island School of Design in 1985, and began her career as a book jacket designer for Harper & Row Publishers in New York. In 1987 she attended L’Ecole Superieur de Peinture in Brussels, Belgium for an intensive six-month course in faux marble, faux wood-graining and trompe l’oeil.
Diana has been a professional decorative painter for 27 years, and has lived in London, Sun Valley, the Hudson Valley and Saratoga Springs. She was commissioned to paint murals and a wide range of decorative finishes throughout the United States and internationally. Diana’s work was featured in The World of Interiors (February, 1992) and Architectural Digest (February, 2003). Throughout her career Diana continued to create her own work, her paintings, copper quilts and mixed media collages have been displayed in group and one-person shows and hang in many private collections.
Diana lives in an old firehouse in Upstate, New York that she renovated in 2007. She devotes her time to her art, working in her garden and hiking in the hills around her home. She is represented by Tilting at Windmills Gallery in Manchester Center, VT.