2019 Festival Artist: Diane McPhail

Diane McPhail ArtworkDiane McPhail is an artist, point, writer, therapist, teacher and retreat leader. She is vitally invested in what can be accomplished through both individual engagement and creative community involvement. Diane holds two Master's degrees: an M.F.A. in studio art and an M.A. in clinical art therapy. She holds a Doctor of Ministry degree with a focus on creativity and spirituality.


In addition to her extensive experience as a painter, she was Director of Ariel Gallery at Tula in Atlanta for nine years. She served twice as curator for Dekalb County Mardi Gras for the Arts. She designed and directed the outpatient art therapy program at Northside Hospital in Atlanta. She has taught privately, in workshops, in the continuing education program of the Atlanta College of Art, and the Academy Program of the Bascom Center for the Visual Arts in Highlands, NC.

Her exhibition history includes numerous juried, group, collaborative and one-woman exhibitions. Her work is represented in prestigious private, university, and corporate collections, regionally and internationally.


Diane's thirteen-figure experimental sculptural installation, penetralia, was commissioned as a sculpture garden for the center of Lenox Park in Atlanta and is featured in Keith Smith's definitive text on artists' books, The Structure of the Visual Book.


She works, teaches, and leads retreats from her studio in Highlands, where she lives year-round.

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Tel: 828-526-9060      Fax: 828-526-4893      Email: hccmfnc@gmail.com
507 Chestnut Street/P.O. Box 1702 - Highlands, NC 28741





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