European Art

Diane Elson

British, b. 1953


Born in Sutton ,Surrey, United Kingdom in 1953. Diane as a child decided art was to be her career.  Her exceptional ability at drawing and painting was encouraged at school and Diane won many prizes for her work.  Diane began her professional career while at school writing and  illustrating 21 books, all were published and now sought after by collectors of her work.

Leaving education and having established herself as a capable illustrator, Diane set about gaining recognition as an artist.  Through many international exhibitions Diane over the years has created a successful international market for her work.  Diane was invited to lecture in illustration at St. Martins College, London, She has supplied art work for many B.B.C. television programs and had international exhibitions in Holland, Germany, Sweden, U.S.A., Spain and Japan.  Diane was declared a national treasure in Japan and has a large following.