Diane Virkler was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. She is a graduate of both Centenary College in Hackettstown, New Jersey and Queens University in Charlotte, NC, with under-graduate degrees in Communications and English.
Virkler has been painting and studying privately for more than twenty years. She specializes in urban landscapes or "cityscapes" that are painted exclusively from her own photography of her subject. She travels annually to New York and South America, locations rich in source material for her artwork.
Diane works in the home building industry and organizes HomeArama, one of the Southeast's largest home shows. Her paintings have been featured at the event for several years. Her interests in building design are apparent in the architetural elements, which are characteristic of her work.
Diane Virkler has been a member of an artists' collaborative since 2005; and she has had many area showings. She is the winner of the annual Art with Heart benefit auction's, "Emerging Artist" competition for 2008.
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