Diane Somers-Cook


Diane, born in Cootamundra, Australia in 1964 lived her childhood in the rural setting of the Darling Downs, Queensland. She attained a Diploma for Teaching (Early Childhood) and worked with children for a number of years. After having a family, Diane followed her lifelong passion to paint by studying with prominent artists such as David Taylor, Alvaro Castagnet, Greg Allen and Herman Peckel.

Her impressionistic style is demonstrated in her subject matter allowing the mystery and intrigue of the medium to emulate.

Diane is a respected watercolour teacher and offers classes and workshops in Maleny, where she resides with her husband and two boys. Soon, Diane is endeavouring to broaden her horizons by offering tutored painting workshops in Australia and overseas.

Diane has had numerous exhibitions and has won many awards including the St George’s Award (champion) at the 2008 Maleny Art Awards. Her prizewinning paintings hang in private collections worldwide.

Her work is currently exhibited at Maleny Artworks, Kenilworth Artspace, and Ecliptic Gallery (Melbourne).

“Watercolour is such a moving and exciting medium. I feel my role as an artist is to create the mood and poetry through quick minimal strokes of the brush….by only painting the essential simplified form to portray what I want to say….less is more. I am really loving the journey!!”





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Hazy Day on High Street Armadale - framed watercolour on paper - 450 x 470 - $415.00

Waiting for the Tide - framed watercolour on paper - 800x1020 - $1875.00

Kenilworth Mood - framed watercolour on paper - 460 x 560 - $495.00

Retired Trawlers - framed watercolour on paper - 400 x 480 - $375.00

Vast Western Skies - framed watercolour on paper - 460 x 560 - $495.00

Reflections of the Bush - framed watercolour on paper - 290 x 340 - $245.00

I'll Meet You at the Statue, Rome - framed watercolour on paper - 780 x 600 - $865.00

Beautiful Avignon, France - framed watercolour on paper - 620 x 550 - $525.00

Country Colours of Kenilworth - framed watercolour on paper - 380 x 560 - $415.00

Magic & Mystery of Ewan Maddock Dam - framed watercolour on paper - 530 x 330 - $345