Diana Runyon

Always mad about the arts, as a young girl I took classes for several summers in drawing, painting and perspective at the Corcoran Gallery of Art in Washington DC. I was exposed to a wide variety of media while attending Georgetown Day School in Washington, DC. After graduating high school I attended The Mountain Heritage Workshops at Davis and Elkins College where I learned to work in glass, making stained glass windows.

Over the years I continued to work with stained glass and acrylics but expanded my interests in ‘paint’ when my sister Sarah and I formed a business specializing in trompe l’oeil, faux finishes and interior decorative painting. In 1994 Sarah and I started a small business called The Silly Sisters, producing the highest quality reproduction, 18th century women’s garments for museums and historic sites. In 2005 I returned to work in interior decorative painting, acrylics and stained glass. Several years ago I began creating stained glass mosaics. I’ve been focusing much of my energy on this new fascination but continue to love ‘playing’ in paint and malleable color.

My husband and I moved to Boca Grande in 2010 where I seriously launched into my work in stained glass mosaics. In 2013 I was incredibly honored to be invited to exhibit in the ‘5 women show’, officially known as ‘Art on Banyan’ which is held each year in late February at the Boca Grande Art Center.


June 2011
Art Center Manatee, Bradenton, Florida
“Pickin’ Daisies”
Honorable Mention

October 2011
Venice Art Center, Three dimensional Art Show, Venice, Florida
“Pickin’ Daisies”First Place