Diana Cook grew up in Washington DC where she studied with master printmaker Lou Stovall. She graduated from the Rhode Island School of Design in 1985, with a major in illustration, and began her career as a book jacket designer for Harper & Row Publishers in Manhattan. In 1987 she attended Institute Supérieur de Peinture Décorative Van Der Kelen Logelain in Brussels, Belgium for an intensive six-month course in faux marble, wood-graining and trompe l’oeil.
Diana began her decorative painting career in London. She later resided in Sun Valley, Idaho, Salt Point, NY and Saratoga Springs, NY. During her 30 year career as a professional decorative painter, she was commissioned to paint murals, decorative designs and faux finishes in residential and commercial interiors 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 pursue her own art, through experimentation with new materials and techniques. Recent work includes copper mosaics of oxidized, dyed and painted copper, and mixed media paintings of marble dust, acrylic, gold leaf, oil and resin.
Recently, Diana relocated to Cobleskill, NY moving from the old village of Richmondville firehouse that she renovated in 2007. She presently resides in the historic Mann building with her partner and collaborator, Jeff Tufano. Diana’s original works are represented by Tilting at Windmills Gallery in Manchester Center, VT. and her cards and prints are available through Jeff Tufano Gallery.