Dianne Munkittrick is an artist whose vibrant and lifelike animals and landscapes engage the viewer through texture, color, and mood. Her paintings can be found in private, museum, and corporate collections throughout the world and her work has shown in such prestigious exhibits as Birds In Art at the Leigh Yawkey Woodson Art Museum in Wausau, Wisconsin and the Artists for Conservation Exhibit in Vancouver, BC. Some of Dianne’s work is currently on tour with the “Silent Skies Mural” Project, a mural depicting 678 endangered bird species and is also in the current AFC Exhibit scheduled to show at the Sonora Desert Museum in Arizona in January 2020. Her work is featured in numerous AFC coffee table books and in the past NBC has licensed her art to use on the set of a pilot series. Dianne grew up in New Jersey and received her MS degree in Forest Ecology from the University of Idaho and a degree in Graphic Design from North Idaho College.
Dianne’s early career was spent outdoors in the natural resource field. She’s done everything from radio-tracking deer and elk to cooking and eating rattlesnake. She's worked on vegetation studies in Maine, Montana, and Idaho. As silviculturist for the US Forest Service she supervised the reforestation of large tracts of land in north Idaho.
Dianne's love of the outdoors now translates into beautiful works of art. She uses color and light to set the mood of her work and often uses texture to breathe life into her animals. “I strive to paint beyond the ordinary interpretation of nature and try to instill the awe and wonder that nature inspires into each piece. I aim to capture that elusive moment that transform an experience with nature from mundane to magical.”
Dianne lives with her husband in a rural area of South Carolina on the shore of a small secluded cove of lake Marion.
Conservation and good stewardship of the land begins at home. Protecting the environment, providing habitat for local wildlife, and encouraging good conservation practices is second nature to our family.