A native of Cleveland, Ohio, Dieter began her studies at the Cooper School of Art. Her work there earned her a place at the Cleveland Institute of Art. Upon completing that phase of her education, her artistic passion carried her across the Atlantic to Paris, where she studied at L’Ecole des Arts Appliques. During the next ten years, Dieter’s work was successfully shown at several solo and group shows in Paris and its suburbs.
Upon returning to the United States, Dieter spent the next 20 years raising her daughter in San Diego. There she taught art at Children’s Creative and Performing Arts Academy, danced with City Moves Dance Foundation, and eventually worked as Company Manager for The Old Globe Theatre.
In 2007, Dieter recommitted herself to her art, as well as commencing travel back and forth to Hawaii. With a studio in San Diego and Honolulu, Dieter is painting her way through life. She has had a number of successful solo shows with The Oceanside Museum of Art, The Martha Pace Swift Gallery, San Diego Art Institute/Museum of the Living Artist, and The L Street Gallery, to mention a few. She has earned multiple awards and In 2011, she was honored to have been invited by Alexander Salazar to be the artist in residence at the Alexander Salazar Fine Arts Gallery of San Diego. Almost immediately following that, Cedar Street Galleries of Honolulu, HI offered Dieter her first solo show in Hawaii, another defining moment for her in 2012.
Dieter’s paintings evoke a unique and extraordinary fusion of skill and artistic abandon, while her organic compositions capture the ephemeral vitality of modern life. The synthesis continues….
Dieter is represented by Adelman Fine Art Gallery in San Diego, CA, Cedar Street Galleries in Honolulu, HI. Fresh Paint Gallery in La Jolla, CA and Art’n Soul on the 101 in Encinitas, CA also represent Ellen’s works.