is a Landscape artist working in contemporary impressionistic and abstract style.

new beginnings original art by ellen diamond

She grew up and was educated in New York City and is now living and working in Jacksonville Florida where her work is greatly inspired by the natural beauty of Florida’s coastline, marshes, wetlands and rivers. Her paintings are hung in many healthcare facilities and hospitals for the positive emotional response that her luminous color and soothing compositions have on patients.

Many of Ellen’s paintings focus on the European Landscape inspired by her summers spent in Tuscany, Provence and the South of France.  The hills of Tuscany covered with rows of grape vines, the Tuscan sunflower fields, the Provence countryside, small villages and flower markets of the South of France have all become inspiration for her many paintings. Gestural brushwork and lively color take the viewer right into the beauty that these paintings evoke.

“Beautiful flowers have helped me focus on beauty rather than our difficult times. It’s been a joy greeting these colors on my easel each morning.” —Ellen

by Artist and Instructor Ellen Diamond

Ellen led a fun and educational Wine & Watercolor workshop on January 10, 2020.

With COVID-19 restrictions in place, she has created a series of art classes on video that you can download and learn from instantly!

Painting the landscape of Tuscany, Italy

In the small town of San Giovanni d’Asso, an exciting workshop took place! Amid the gardens of the villa of a noble Italian family, Ellen taught a group of painters  en plein aire – the excitement of expressing in a colorist and impressionist style, the delight of painting in the Tuscan Light. [ VIEW PHOTOS ]







Ellen shares photos of a memorable evening at Thrasher-Horne Center for the Arts where a collection of her favorite pieces were featured. [ VIEW PHOTOS ]

Upcoming Workshops


ellen diamond art class snapshotWine & Watercolor with Ellen Diamond
Friday, January 10, 2020 •  6pm-8pm
Cultural Center at Ponte Vedra Beach

Learn more and register online

Ellen presents creative and educational painting workshops in the Jacksonville FL area and in popular European locations throughout the year. Details and class registration information will be posted here as events are scheduled in Jacksonville FL, Ponte Vedra FL, Italy and France.