Diane Whiting graduated from the University of Wisconsin with a B.S. in road Area Art Education. After spending many years in the financial industry in Minneapolis, she and her husband moved to the lakes area of northern Minnesota. There she found the time to pursue a variety of artistic activities. A passion for gardening led to floral design and pencil portraits of flowers. A studio in a renovated historic building in Brainerd, MN provided a place to pursue fiber and metal sculptures long with acrylic painting. Adjacent to that studio, she and her husband designed and built the Q Gallery, which has become central Minnesota’s premier exhibitor of regional art
After years of visiting different regions of the country, it became apparent that Santa Fe, New Mexico was a location that would inspire continued artistic exploration. With increasing time spent in Santa Fe, the Q Gallery was donated to The Crossing Arts Alliance and the Franklin Arts Center in Brainerd. Diane now calls Santa Fe her second home, and has a new studio where she continues to paint and absorb ideas from the vibrant arts community.
2010 – “Sea, Sky & Stone”, solo exhibit, Q Gallery, Brainerd, Minnesota
2005 to present – semi-‐annual “Salute to the Arts”, The Crossing Arts Alliance, Brainerd, Minnesota
2009 – “florafina”, solo exhibit, Northland Arboretum, Baxter, Minnesota
2008 – “Contemporary Metal”, Q Gallery, Brainerd, Minnesota
2007, Winter – “For the Love of Life”, Her Voice, Brainerd Dispatch
Art Resources Gallery, Edina, Minnesota