Diane Liguori is an internationally acclaimed, award-winning author, illustrator and contemporary fine artist.  She is based in Northern California, splitting her time between the San Francisco Peninsula and Healdsburg in the Alexander Valley. She also summers frequently on the Outer Banks in North Carolina.  

Diane has a genuine thirst to create, to find the narrative and tell the story, both visually and in words. She is an avid people and nature enthusiast. She works in a variety of media but her primary focus is oil painting and the richness and depth of color and detail the medium provides. Diane’s subject matter is even more varied from portraits to figurative, emotionally expressive story illustration, landscapes and seascapes, botanicals, and still life.

Diane’s writing tends toward realistic fantasy fiction and are intended to be whimsical, playful and adventurous, with a generous dollop of humor thrown into the mix. Her writing has led her in many directions, including children’s books, short short fiction, poetry and creative non-fiction.

Diane also dabbles in photography where she expertly captures light and color play, and the haunting beauty of transitions. Her photography subjects are most often organic for that reason. Photography that makes one marvel at the exquisite beauty of all things otherwise gone unnoticed, forgotten or dismissed is hard for her to resist.

Diane Liguori Artist Biography

Diane Liguori is a William & Mary graduate, a former advertising executive, and a public biotech Chief of Staff who gifted herself with a hard-earned new creative career as both artist and writer. She has an MFA from San Francisco-based Academy of Art University and a studio located in the heart of the Alexander Valley in Geyserville, California. Her work has been shown and sold in private galleries as well as juried regional, national and international exhibitions. Diane is a member of American Women Artists, California Art Club, and the Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators.  

Diane Liguori Artist Statement

I am an expressive, contemporary realist who is compelled to capture the “downright marvelous real,” flaws and all. I work in a variety of media, with a primary focus on oil painting with richness, depth, color and detail. I am consistently drawn to the haunting beauty of transitions, and the strength in vulnerability. I believe that all things have an inherent beauty—exactly as created—and it is up to us to find it. It is especially delightful for me when my work lets others connect more deeply with the beauty of the natural world…to each other…and themselves.

Visit Diane at the below links to learn more about her, her art and to buy or commission an artwork from her.


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