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Artist Diantha York-Ripley


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Biography


Born in Vallejo, California and raised in Ventura County, California I began my career as a flight attendant for United Airlines.  It was my travels while flying that brought me to my first exposure to a fine arts museum - the National Gallery in Washington D.C. where my love of art was born.
 
A twenty-year hiatus from flying allowed me to experience many fields including teaching, administrative work, newspaper  layout, as well as fashion modeling and coordinating.
 
A few years after returning to my career as a flight attendant in 1984, I received my fine arts degree at the University of North Florida's Fine Arts program.  My frequent business travels to South America allowed me a diverse exposure to many international art galleries and museums as well as beauty of different countries, which has inspired the strong style and color palette.
 
Time away from home began to show in my paintings as I featured more and more the beauty of my own backyard as seen from the eyes of a weary traveler grateful to be home.  My paintings vary from landscapes, florals, street scenes, and painting scenes from travels.
 
Now painting full time, my work is represented nationally in numerous private and corporate collections.  
 
 
 
 
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