Award-winning New Mexican painter Diana Stetson works at Hand Graphics in Santa Fe on monotypes, and in her studio in Alameda, New Mexico on mixed media paintings. The years that she spent working as a monotype artist inform the new body of work that she is producing in mixed media on large birch panels. Her work incorporates lyrical images of animals, birds, butterflies, flora and women as she strives to express the deep connection between humans and the natural world around them. Stetson is currently engaged in exploring ways to impact environmental issues as a visual storyteller.
Stetson has received over 20 grants and awards for her work, which resides in many fine collections around the world, and has been included in several museum exhibitions. Recently Stetson was invited by the State Department to represent US artists as cultural liaison at US Culture Days in Turkmenistan. The honor of being invited as cultural liaison came with the opportunity to work with the US Embassy, to teach at the National Academy of Art, and to have a small retrospective exhibition at the Museum of Fine Art in Ashgabat.