Diana Hartman is an artist residing in San Francisco, who works primarily in acrylic paints. While much of her work is on traditionally stretched canvas, she also enjoys the alternative of painting on reclaimed wood and other repurposed surfaces. When it comes to wood, this gives her work an original and natural look, while some of the more novel surfaces she has painted on include; climbing rocks, utility boxes and a dishwasher. Diana has shown her art at various venues and galleries in the Bay Area, including Building Resources, Madrone Art Bar, City Art, Kaleid Gallery and the Olive Hyde Gallery.
Over the past few years Diana has primarily focused on painting pet portraits, most commissioned through Chewy Inc, for their customers. She still paints pets and other animals, which are a constant source of inspiration to her, but has also built a humorous collection of produce portraits to cater to the the petless out there, who love their vegetables and fruits. Diana has also taken classes in ceramics and jewelry to contribute to sculptural work in her occasional mixed media pieces. Over several years, she also apprenticed at Paul’s Hat Works, a 100 year old hat shop in the city, where she developed hat making skills, which further expanded her sculptural work.
You may have seen Diana’s work in public as well, as she has painted Utility Boxes in San Jose. Also, she was the winner of the Rock the Box competition, held by SF Media Co., where she painted a Newspaper Box. She has also painted a few murals, both public and private in San Francisco.