Experience the art of a visionary

Diantha York-Ripley is a classically trained fine artist and collected painter

Diantha York-Ripley developed a keen interest in art from an early age. It wasn’t until her first art class at the University of North Florida, however, that she discovered, “These people are speaking my language.” While working on her Bachelors of Fine Arts degree, her technique was honed and refined. Diantha was also a flight attendant with a major airline, both before school and during, which broadened her global perspective and influenced her perceptions of the beautiful world in which we live. She has attended workshops in both the United States and Europe, and is a member of the Jacksonville Coalition for the Visual Arts, the St. Augustine Art Association, the Jacksonville Museum of Contemporary Art, The Cummer Gallery of Art and Gardens and The Art Institute of Chicago. Diantha is married with two adult children and enjoys gardening, cooking, reading and spoiling her grandchildren and her black German Shepherd, Raven.

University of North Florida, Jacksonville, FL, BFA, Painting, Magna Cum Laude
Jacksonville University, Jacksonville, FL
Ventura Community College, Ventura, CA

Printmaking, Jacksonville, FL 1 day
Painting Workshop, Il Chiostro, Venice, Italy, 7 days
Painting Workshop, Il Chiostro, Venice, Italy, 7days
Collage Workshop, St. Augustine, FL, 2 days
Painting Workshop, St. Augustine, FL, 2 days
Painting/Drawing Workshop, St. Augustine, FL, 2 days
Painting Workshop, Il Chiostro, Tuscany, Italy, 7 days

2005 Winrights VIII, Jacksonville, FL
Winrights IV, Jacksonville, FL
2002 Ideals Books, Nashville, TN
Winrights II, Jacksonville, FL

“Reflections”  St. Augustine Art Association, Juror: Kurtis Loftus,  St. Augustine, FL
“Wine & Roses IV & V” Bonnies Floral Designs, Jacksonville, FL
“Orchids In Bloom” Trends, Jacksonville, FL
Wine & Roses II & III”  Bonnies Floral Designs, Jacksonville, FL
“Florida Waterways” Solo Show, Trends, Jacksonville, FL
“Brushes with Italy” Broome Street Gallery, New York City, New York      
“Wine & Roses I”  Two Person Show, Bonnies Floral Design, Jacksonville, FL           
“Florida Waterways" Solo Show, Steinway Piano Galleries, Jacksonville, FL
Florida Waterways” Solo Show, Steinway Piano Galleries, Altamonte Springs, FL
Florida Waterways” Solo Show, Florida Community College at Jacksonville, Kent Gallery
Impressions of Northeast Florida” Juried for the Haskell Gallery at Jacksonville International Airport, My entry–tryptich 40” x 40” each, actually hung in the Cummer Museum, Jacksonville, FL
Jacksonville Coalition of Visual Arts, Juror, Jo Sinclair, Jacksonville, FL
“University of North Florida’s Alumni Show”
Invitational, Curated by Professor Louise Freshman Brown
2nd Floor Gallery, Jacksonville, FL
“Venice III” Schultz Gallery, Jacksonville, FL
“Venice”, Snyder Gallery, Jacksonville, FL
“Landscapes and City Scapes” Two Person Show
Snyder Gallery, Jacksonville, FL
“Mullet – Perceptions & Realities of the St. Johns River”
Pedestrian Gallery, Jacksonville,  FL
“New Paintings, South American Series” Solo Show, Destino’s, San Francisco, CA
“Paintings” Solo Show, First Street Gallery, Neptune Beach, FL
Jacksonville Coalition for the Visual Arts Juried Member Show, Jacksonville, FL;
Juror: Mr. Maarten van de Guchte
Thomasville Cultural Center Exhibition in Tallahassee, FL, Juror:  Mr. Stuart Miller
“Fantastic Florida”, St. Augustine Art Association, Juror:  Mr. R. Patrick Moser
“River City Renaissance, Up From the Ashes” Snyder Gallery, Jacksonville, FL
 “Gifts of Art and Aid” Snyder Gallery, Jacksonville, FL, Florida Community College of Jacksonville
Deerwood Campus, Special Exhibition
“Figurative Show” St. Augustine Art Association, Juror: Louise Freshman Brown,
Award: Honorable Mention
“River City Art: Act I” Snyder Gallery, Jacksonville, FL
“Artist of Ponte Vedra” Annual Exhibition”, Ponte Vedra, FL
“Things I Remember” Two Person Show, Seaside Gallery, Atlantic Beach, FL
“Steel Magnolias” League of Southern Women, Soho Gallery, Pensacola, FL; 
Juror:  Elizabeth Clement
“St. Augustine Honors Show”
St. Augustine, FL,  Juror:  Hamish MacEwan
“Ninth Annual Summer Show Case” Thomasville Cultural Center, Thomasville, GA;
Jurors: Julie Bowland,  Bob Dixon
“An Evening With the Visual Arts” Jacksonville Coalition for the Visual Arts, Jacksonville, FL
“First Coast Regional Art Competition” Ponte Vedre Beach, FL
Exhibited at Nathan H. Wilson Center; Juror: Mary Ann Wilkinson
“Two Person Show” West River Gallery, Jacksonville, FL
“Jacksonville Coalition for the Visual Arts” Juried Member Show, Jacksonville, FL;
Juror:  Carolyn Maddon
“Paper Works” Coastal Center for the Arts, St. Simons Island, GA.
“St. Augustine Spring Member Show” St. Augustine, FL; Merit Award
“University of North Florida Senior Show” Jacksonville, FL
“University of North Florida Juried Exhibition” Jacksonville, FL;
Juror: Kenneth Kerslake; Merit Award