About the artist:
Diana Beach-Stamper was born in 1954 in Casper, Wyoming. Her passion for art began at a very early age, and her parents encouraged her natural talent by supplying her with art materials and private lessons. Growing up in a culturally rich area, Diana developed a love for Native American and Western Art. She later majored in Fine Art with a minor in Psychology at North Texas State, Denton, Texas.
In 1971, Diana began her professional career by selling her traditional Native American paintings that were inspired by the Kiowa Five. In those early years, she was fortunate to have been included in a number of group gallery shows. Her paintings and drawings have garnered over one hundred-eighty major awards, including twenty-one grand and seven peoples-choice awards. Her works are in the permanent collections of thirty-three museums, among these are The Red Earth Museum (Oklahoma City, OK), The Museum of the Cherokee Indian (Cherokee, NC), and Holy Rosary Indian Museum (Pine Ridge Reservation, SD). She is listed in the Indian Artists of Oklahoma and the Who’s Who of American Indian Contemporaries.
Diana organized the Seven Cherokee Women’s Legends Show, which traveled to museums and galleries throughout the United States from 1988 to 1990. She has been a speaker to groups and organizations on subjects ranging from Tribal Comparisons to Art Marketing, and has been a juror for a number of fine art competitions.
She happily resides near Indiahoma, Oklahoma with her husband David, three dogs, seven horses, and a donkey. She continues to “Do art”.