About Diane Davich Craig
Contemporary realist, Diane Davich-Craig lives with her husband and 2 dogs in Nashville, TN. Some of her favorite subjects to paint are neon signs, leather, reflective surfaces and humorous still life. Diane developed an interest in neon signs having grown up in a nearby small town and making family visits to Nashville and seeing the lights of the big city. Her other subjects reflect her need to explore texture, reflection and many times the patina of time worn character. Having things that are worn by time expresses that these items have been useful and loved and fits into the positive, colorful and uplifting messages that are present in her work.
Among the awards received by Diane are from Artist Magazine - First Place in Still Life, multiple Finalists in Still LIfe and Honorable mention in Landscape , International Artist Magazine - Finalist in Still LIfe, Southwest Art Magazine- Runner up in Still Life, Women Painters of the Southeast - Outstanding Still Life, National Portrait Society - Finalists in Still Life, as well as the Nashville Arts Magazine winner of a solo show at the Custom’s House Museum in Clarksville, TN. Recently Diane was a featured artist on Tennessee Crossroads, a beloved Tennessee Public Television show. In addition International Artist Magazine published an in-depth demonstration of her techniques as a detail oriented painter.
Diane has studied in workshops at Ani Art Academy with Anthony Waichulis. She has also studied with Charles Brindley and Lisa Earnst. Prior to her life as a painter she enjoyed a career as a professional flutist in Nashville. Diane led and performed regularly with the Nashville Chamber Players for many events around the Nashville area. Some of their more famous clients to perform for were Johnny Cash, Reba McEntire and James Garner. Among some of her favorite jobs as a flutist have been working as principle flutist for Pavarotti on a television special, playing for Three Dog Night for a PBS special and playing Broadway touring company productions when they came to Nashville.
Diane Davich Craig
2019 Art Renewal Center Finalist for "A Witness to Light" in the Imaginative Realism Category
2018 Southwest Art Magazine Artistic Excellence runner up for “Ice, Ice Baby”
2018 Artist Magazine Honorable Mention in Landscape for “King’s Palace”
2018 International Artist Magazine Finalist “Put Away the Past”
2017 Portrait Society of America Finalist in Still Life “The 5 Carrot Misunderstanding”
2017 Artist Magazine Still Life Finalist “Onions Taking Sides”
2016 Awarded “Outstanding Still Life” for “Break Out!” by The Women Painters of the Southeast
2015 Winner of a solo show at the Customs’s House Museum. The contest was through the Nashville Arts Magazine.
2014 The Artist Magazine First Prize Winner for “Clyde’s Ride” in Still Life
2014 The Artist Magazine Finalist for “Your Fan” in Still Life
Shows and Exhibitions
2019 Lovetts Gallery Tulsa, OK "Enigma" show
2019 The Vendue Art Hotel Charleston, SC "GLOW" exhibition
2018 Sugarman-Peterson Gallery in Santa Fe, NM International Guild of Realism juried show
2018 Art at the Vendue in Charleston, SC exhibition Recipe through Robert Lange Studios
2017 Robert Lange Studios in Charleston, SC “Attention to Detail” a show on realism
2017 Winfield Gallery in Carmel, CA International Guild of Realism juried show
2017 Marshall Gallery in Scottsdale, AZ International Guild of Realism Winter Salon
2016 J. A. Willy Gallery in Naples, FL group show “Contemporary Realism” Naples, FL
2016 Vanderbilt University Group show Nashville, TN
2016 Gallery 1261 in Denver, CO International Guild of Realism juried show
2016 Eisele Gallery in Cincinnati OH Oil Painter’s of America Eastern Regional show
2016 “Best In America” at the Addison Gallery in Orleans, MA
sponsored by the National Oil and Acrylic Painters Society
2016 Castle Gallery in Fort Wayne, IN OPA Salon Show
2015 Principle Gallery in Alexandria, VA International Guild of Realism juried show
2015 Customs House Museum in Clarksville, TN group show “Right Before My Eyes”
2015 Customs House Museum in Clarksville, TN solo show
“Diane Davich Craig’s Paintings and Ponderings”
2015 Chromatics Gallery in Nashville, TN group show
2015 Williamson County Museum in Franklin TN group show
2014 Robert Lange Studios in Charleston, SC International Guild of realism juried show
2014 Gallery 202 Franklin, TN Featured Artist show
2013 Tempe Center for the Arts Tempe, AZ International Guild of Realism juried show
2013 Arts at the Temple in Nashville TN
2013 Artclectic show Nashville, TN
2013 Gallery 202 Franklin, TN Featured Artist show
2012 Arts at the Temple show Nashville, TN Publications and Press
Press, Magazines and Television
2019 Art Renewal Center Catalog
2019 NPR television documentary segment on "Tennessee Crossroads"
2019 International Artist Magazine article "Using References to Paint the Details"
2018 International Artist Magazine Finalist for Still Life June/July 2018 issue
2017 American Art Collector Attention To Detail show Robert Lange Studios in Charleston, SC
2017 American Art Collector for a show information on the Winfield Gallery in Carmel CA
2017 American Art Collector show information on Marshall Gallery in Scottsdale AZ
2017 Robert Lange Studios in Charleston SC blog
2016 American Art Collector for J A Willy Gallery in Naples FL
2016 American Art Collector for Gallery 1261 in Denver CO
2015 American Art Collector for Principal Gallery in Alexandria VA
2015 Principle Gallery Blog
2015 Nashville Arts Magazine “Upcoming show Diane Davich Craig
Paintings and Ponderings”
2015 Clarksville Now for “Diane Davich Craig Paintings and Ponderings” solo show
Customs House Museum Clarksville, TN
2015 The Leaf Chronicle for “Diane Davich Craig Paintings and Ponderings”
Customs House Museum in Clarksville, TN
2015 Art Collector magazine ad for J. A. Willy Gallery in Naples, FL
2015 Gulf Shores Magazine ad for J A Willy Gallery in Naples, FL
2015 Florida Design Magazine ad for J A Willy Gallery in Naples, FL
2015 Nashville Arts Magazine “Interview with Diane Davich Craig”
2014 Artist’s Magazine First Place Winner of Still Life
2014 Southwest Art – Top Honors Diane Davich Craig
2014 American Art Collector for Robert Lange Studios in Charleston SC
2014 Nashville Arts Magazine show for Gallery 202 at Franklin, TN
2013 Nashville Arts Magazine show at Gallery 202 at Franklin, TN
2013 The Tennessean ad for Arts at the Temple
2012 Nashville Arts Magazine – ad for Arts at the Temple
2012 Nashville Scene – ad for Arts at the Temple
2012 The Tennessean – ad for Arts at the Temple
Education and other Professional Experience
Workshops with Anthony Waichulis.
Bi-weekly Skype roundtable art discussions with Anthony Waichulis.
Art classes with Lisa Ernst and Charles Brindley.
Prior to her painting career Diane was a professional flutist.
She earned her BFA in Music from Middle Tennessee State University, and studied flute performance at University of North Texas. Her professional experience includes working in the recording industry, orchestral performance, chamber music performance, theatre performance and solo performance. Diane also founded and owned the Nashville Chamber Players, performing for many of Nashville’s artists such as Johnny Cash, Reba McIntire, Steven Curtis Chapman, Vince Gill and others. Diane also performed as principle flutist with Luciano Pavarotti on his televised performance “Live at the Sundome.” She also performed a television special was with Three Dog Night on PBS.