Artist Diana Wilkoc Patton* specializes in watercolor (and acrylic) paintings of gardenscapes, florals, house, and pet portraits. Her work is in private and public collections in the USA and several foreign countries. She also has a line of greeting cards and illustration and writing projects. Her book Charlemagne to the Rescue was published in 2011 (see banner above for ordering instructions and visit Charlemagne's web site by clicking here).
Diana is now writing and illustrating children's books. She has completed several picture books, a wordless picture book, and two chapter books. You can hear her read some of the books on her web site pattonpicsandtales.com and buy the books from the this site's kidlit page. She is currently working on two graphic novels for young children. A member of the Society of Children's Book Writers & Illustrators, national and New Jersey chapters, Diana is also involved with the Hunterdon County Children's Writers & Illustrators Group.
With her paintings Diana has won over 135 awards, including five Grumbacher Medallions, in both juried and judged shows. She is included in WHO'S WHO IN AMERICA and WHO'S WHO IN THE EAST. She is a Full Member of the American Artists Professional League, the Garden State Watercolor Society, the New Jersey Water Color Society, and the Essex Watercolor Club, among other arts associations. Patton teaches beginning and intermediate/advanced watercolor for the J.C.A.E. (Adult School) in Bridgewater, NJ. During the summers of 1989 and 1991 she obtained special permission from the Musee de Claude Monet in Giverny, France to paint in the Monet Gardens there. She has given watercolor workshops in New Jersey, Maine, and Vermont. Diana has also done reading "gigs" and writing and illustrating with children of different ages, in New Jersey and Maine.
Patton is available for illustration and painting commissions, watercolor demonstrations, and writing and illustration story times for children in the classroom and libraries.
497 Stony Brook Drive
Bridgewater, NJ 08807-1945
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Also please visit www.charlemagnethefish.com.
*Diana is also known as Dee Wilkoc Patton
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