Diane Cook
Diane Cook

Mixed Media Jewelry Artist
Jewelry Designer/Teacher

Diane has created art since she was 6 years old, but it wasn't until she attended her first art retreat in Hampton, Virginia, did the artistic life she yearned for suddenly begin. That's when she discovered dreams really do come true...and now, she is living it!

Her love for metal work and gemstones, has become an ever-constant source of inspiration. When not teaching and designing jewelry, her love for photography and mixed-media art, constantly keep her preoccupied.

Diane has been published in Belle Armoire Jewelry, Artful Blogging, Somerset Memories, Jewelry Affaire, Marie, Jewelry the zine. You can also find her work in several books, Bead Soup by Lori Anderson, The Missing Link by Cindy Wimmer, and in a mixed media art competition book published by North Lights, called Incite, Dreams Realized: The Best of Mixed Media. She was also a contributing artist in Kristen Robinson's eBook, The Romance of Mixed-Media Jewelry, and was honored to be a Guest Curator for Crescendoh.com, sharing her story of how Art Saves, in May, 2010.

Diane has joyfully been making art, designing jewelry and sharing her love for teaching full time, since retiring from the financial world in 2010. She will teach an all-inclusive, Artist-in-Residence 3-day intensive set of classes in Round Top, Texas for Vivi Magoo, Ltd., in April, 2017. She also teaches locally, at Spring Beads in Spring, Texas, and now yearly at Adorn Me! in Houston, Texas.

Diane has taught nationally at a Work of Heart in San Jose, California, Gilding the Lily in Fullerton, California, Studio Crescendoh in Santa Ana, California, Ephemera Paducah in Paducah, Kentucky and at ArtBLISS in the Washington DC area. She also is a core instructor annually for Vivi Magoo Presents, which has jewelry/mixed-media art retreats yearly in Round Top, Texas, and Tucson, Arizona.

Questions? rosajosies@yahoo.com
Website: www.rosajosies.net