Diane DeLaMater Schmidt, AWS, NWS


The Artist was raised in Tucson, Arizona and lived in the Kansas city, MO area with her husband Gary and son Mike. She and Gary currently reside in Sarasota, Florida.

Signature Memberships:

Schmidt is a signature member of American Watercolor Society, National Watercolor Society,The Watercolor Honor Society, Rocky Mountain Watermedia Society and 12 others.  Elected member of the Petticoat Painters of Sarasota.

Awards: selected from over 100 local to international awards

Red River Watercolor Society National Exhibition 2014, Award of Excellence
Pennslyvania Watercolor Society 2011, First Place
American Watercolor Society 2013, Joan Rothermel award
Tri-State Regional 2012 Gold Award, Best of Show 2003,2005,2007

National Watercolor Society 2010, Hilford award for abstract painting

National Watercolor Society all members 2008, Ejnar Hansen award

Artist’s Magazine contest, 2006 third place experimental, 2012 Honorable Mention


In the early 80’s Schmidt was recruited from art school by Hallmark Cards. She worked

As an illustrator and Design Coordinator for books and bookmarks before moving to Florida.


Feature article in the Artist’s Magazine April 06 issue

“Ones to watch” article Dec 06 issue of Watercolor Magic.

Competition Spotlight: The Artist’s Magazine Sept. 2011 issue.

The year’s 36 Best watermedia paintings: The Artist’s Magazine Feb 2012 issue


Schmidt sent herself to art school at age 33, was ranked #1 in her class and recruited by

Hallmark Cards. She also studied sculpture, fine art and art history at the Ringling School of

Art and Design in Sarasota, FL., Commercial and fine art at community colleges, and workshops.