Diane Holmes


In 2005, Diane came to live and work in Port Townsend from the hustle and bustle of the California Bay Area, “Apple Computer Country” as she likes to call it. Recently retired from Radiology after 45 years, she now has more time to explore and discover new areas of watercolor. Diane is a self-taught watercolorist. Most of her paintings come from either her sketches or old photos. Her inspiration that goes into her paintings comes from the wonderful and incredible subject material the Great Northwest has to offer. But also, a lot of the credit goes to her husband, family and the people of Port Townsend. Without them, she probably would never think about showing her paintings.

Diane dedicates her watercolors to her family and friends.



Kala Point Artists Guild – 2008 to 2010

BellTower Featured Artist – 2008

Port Townsend Educational Foundation- 2008 to 2013

Visual Aids Auction, New York City, New York – 2008 to Current

Jefferson Healthcare Hospital Art – 2009-2011

Sequim Arts – Juried Show 2011 – Merit Award

Port Townsend 13th Annual Juried Art Show – 2011

Port Townsend Gallery, Port Townsend – 2011 to Current

Liberty Bay Gallery, Poulsbo – 2012 to Current

Pacific Art League of Palo Alto, CA – 2013

Edmonds Art Festival – 2014

Mpls Photo Center Gallery, Minneapolis, Minn. “Rock & Roll Exhibit” – 2015

PTSA (Port Townsend School of Arts) Art Sparks Fundraiser – 2018 to Current


Contact Information:

Email Address: watercolorgal53@gmail.com