Diana Mitchell is the Featured Artist from September 16, 2020 through November 14, 2020. Her Reception is on Friday October 16, 2020 from 5-7:00 p.m.

Diana Mitchell

Diana Mitchell is a local artist who grew up in Strathmore, CA.  She attended Monache High School after which she was hired by Walmart Distribution Center and then went on to serve as secretary to numerous local businesses.  She also attended court reporting classes at Fresno’s Sierra Valley College, but due to health issues, she made some life changes.

Diana has been married 19 years to Chad Mitchell, a Fire Captain for San Luis Obispo, and has two sons, Garren, age 16, and Dalton, age 15. The boys attend Strathmore and Monache High Schools. Diana and her family reside in Porterville and enjoy time out in nature hiking and fishing, and visiting family in the area and on the coast.

Throughout her life, she has kept her hand in creative endeavors of many types and soon found that art was her true love, and it provided therapy at the same time.  She began to sketch and then took up watercolors.  Soon she branched out into acrylics and discovered acrylic pouring.  Through online classes such as U-Tube, she perfected her work.  Working in acrylic pours, she learned about resin  as  a  finish  and  then as a medium in itself.

She is continually learning and finding new applications for her skill.  Presently, Diana and her son, Garren, take classes from Ron Zanini in fine wood-working where they are coupling pours and resin with wood.

Mitchell teaches classes in private venues and for Porterville Art Association.  She also does commission work on a regular basis.  Her work can be seen about town such as a bench at Mom’s U-Bake on Vandalia, and an artistic piece on the dedicatory wall in Stafford’s Chocolates.

Furthermore, she has shown her work at local shows:  Three Rivers Holiday Bizarre, Springville Apple Festival, the Porterville Iris Festival, Mountain Home Art Festival, the Visalia Arts Consortium Gal-lery, Porterville Art Association, and Porterville Art Festival.


The Porterville Art Gallery features the work of many professional and avocational local artists and is dedicated to presenting only the finest work for sale by the artists living in California’s Central Valley. The gallery’s displays cover a wide variety of styles and media. Please stop by to view our varied and constantly changing exhibits.


The mission of the Porterville Art Association (P.A.A.) is to promote visual arts in the Porterville area through workshops, educational programs, art exhibits, financial assistance to art students and other appropriate activities.






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    • Click the tab on the top of the page that says “Events & Shows” to see what’s coming up.
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