Diane Newell Tompkinson, Monotype Prints
Diane Tompkinson, a native of Seattle, has spent considerable time living in both the Pacific Northwest and Hawaii. Diane studied art at the University of Oregon and graduated in 1968, working in oils, acrylics, watercolor, printmaking, ceramics, and for the last dozen years, woodcarving.
Diane worked as a teacher for twenty-nine years teaching both elementary and secondary school. She developed a large array of curricula for Seattle Public Schools with art the means by which she grounded the core curriculum. Upon retirement in 2006, Diane taught the afterschool art program for two elementary schools for several years.
As a working artist she has had work in a variety of galleries including the Burke Museum, Made in Washington, Northwest Craft Center and Gallery, La Tienda, Bayview Arts, and Island County Historical Museum and now in the Bellevue Art Museum.
Upon moving to Whidbey Island in 2008, Diane collaborated with her architect brother, Roger Newell, on the construction of both a studio and her new home.