Thirty-Eighth Annual Destin Seafood Festival featured artist Diane Black hails from the small town of Alcoa, Tennessee. She was first introduced to Destin as a child, when she would vacation at Sandpiper. Black earned her Bachelor of Fine Arts Degree and worked 25 years as a graphic designer. In 2008, she returned to school and earned her nursing degree.
She also pursued a new art medium—watercolor painting. As a nurse, Black traveled the southeast on assignments and was fortunate to work in the Florida Panhandle in 2011. This is where she first pulled out her brushes to capture the Gulf of Mexico and its wildlife.
Now blessed with a permanent job in Walton County, Black calls Walton County home. The proud mother of two—and even prouder grandmother—is inspired to paint by the clear sunlight, sparkling waters and joy our beach life brings.
CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS
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