Dianne Emery is a contemporary botanical and natural history painter, living and working in Melbourne. Her background in fine art and horticulture motivates her to reveal her subjects scientifically, empirically and as individual character studies. Turning to botanical art in the late 1980s, Dianne’s works are the result of an interest in the understanding and cultivation of an often lesser known plant.
Dianne studied art at the National Gallery School (Victorian College of the Arts) majoring in Drawing and Printmaking, followed by a Diploma of Education. She has worked as an artist and teacher for many years, teaching at secondary, TAFE and tertiary levels. Dianne has taught classes and workshops in botanical art, in Victoria and other states, since the early 1990s. She currently works for the Friends of the Royal Botanic Gardens, Melbourne.
Dianne has exhibited her work widely, has won the Celia Rosser Medal twice, and her work is held in public and private collections in Australia and overseas.