Diane Epstein is an artist who breathes life into interior spaces.  She works with art collectors, creative change-makers, interior/ biophilic designers, architects and innovative companies who desire to awaken a sense of serenity, refuge and aliveness through the power of art and design.

As an international fine art photographer, Diane lived in Rome, Italy for 2 decades and is now living in the San Francisco Bay Area.  She is recognized as an inventive figure in fine art photography.   Since returning to California, her latest series is focused on biophilic art and design (the love of all living things), that engages the viewer’s imagination and immerses them into the cultural and natural world culture and the spirit of place.  Her mission is to change the nature of the workplace, hospitality, home and branded environments to provide a healthier flow of people and ideas, and create sanctuaries that encourage more productive, inspired creative work and deeper connections.

Diane’s Fresco Photographya unique photographic interpretation of traditional fresco painting that she pioneered, involves superimposing photographs by blending distinctive views of natural scenes with multiple exposures of crumbling elements to create an image that is reminiscent of ancient frescoes, with a more contemporary application and felt sense.  Epstein combines photography + design to enhance moods, uplift spirits, create harmony and improve the well-being for those who work, live or visit the building where the design and art is placed.

Her Fresco Photography can be utilized on paper, glass, metal, and canvas, and is often installed in large-scale format.  She is also experimenting with newer materials to create private spaces, screens, panels and hanging walls, to provide a sense of healing, refuge and focus.

Epstein’s work has been commissioned all over the world, including five boutique and luxury hotels in Italy. In one of the hotel lobby the installation was of a 24 ft long collage that was imbedded in the wall of the entrance of a hotel in the heart of Rome.  She also has had large installations for office spaces including at Swiss Re Insurance in Rome; and at Universities, including four large-scale triptych collages at several of Stanford University’s graduate school lobbies. 

Diane has exhibited her photography in several galleries and showrooms in the U.S., including in New York, San Francisco, Boston and Washington, DC, and internationally in Italy and Asia. 


Fine Art Photographer. Diane Epstein Photography 2003 – Present
Innovative artist and pioneer of Fresco Photography.
Diane Epstein collaborates with designers, architects and art consultants and collectors to create art to enhance the design of public/interior spaces. She exhibits her photography in galleries, showrooms, museums, embassies, art institutions and universities in Europe, Asia and the United States.

Founder, The Artist Salon 2013 – Present
An international artistic community where creative professionals and artists exchange ideas, collaborate and organize multidisciplinary exhibits in order to realize their creative potential and share the transforming power of art with the world.


Alongside the prominent collection of world-class photographers, including Henri Cartier-Bresson, Edward Weston and Ansel Adams, the Dorskind family collection has purchased 2 biophilic fresco photographs by Diane Epstein at 24 x 36″ entitled: Immersed (Female Torso in Water) and Natural Shape(Derrier) June 2017

Stanford University commission for a series entitled: The Spirit of Place of 4 large-scale diptych and triptych fresco collages printed on stretched canvas entitled: Open Book (72″x 72″) Hands of Connection (72″x 72″), Shapes of Wisdom (84″ x 60″), and the Mystery of Knowledge (84″ x 60″) for four lobbies of graduate school residential halls / September 2014

Trees on Sliding Glass, (85″H x 40″ W), Sonoma, California. Printed and inlaid in glass with light reflecting behind the image / July 2015

Collage of A.S Roma Soccer Trio commissioned by one of the U.S owners of the soccer team in Rome. Printed on Hahnemühle fine art paper (each at 40″H x 40″W). The trio of the soccer balls consists of a Golden Ball; Romulus & Remus and a Fire Ball. Fresco photography triptych for L.A. offices / June 2014

Museum of Rome’s Caffe Braschi, (Piazza Navona) Rome; Showing of fifteen various sized fresco photographs stretched on canvas The Shape of Food, printed on Hahnemühle fine art paper, as well as color/sepia-toned images of cafe’ life / March 2014 – October 2015 (6 images in their permanent collection) 

Hotel Mario de Fiori 37, Rome, Six images (43’H X 65″W each) printed on Hahnemühle fine art paper of architectural fresco photographs and framed for their suites and lounge, and 36″H X 87″W image for the lobby | February 2015

La Scala in Malaysia; Ten large-scale fresco photographs printed on Hahnemühle fine art paper and framed throughout the luxury space and restaurant / January 2014 permanent display

Rome Luxury Suites, Babuino 35, Rome; Large-scale (90″H x 313″W) collage with 325 images, printed on printed on fine art paper and backed in aluminum, inlaid in the wall of the lobby with special lighting above the collage, with coating that eliminated the need for glass. An additional twelve fresco photographs (43’H X 65″W each) were installed in their lounges and suites | December 2012

Ceasar’s Palace, Las Vegas; (50’H X 50″W) fresco photograph for a public space | June 2012

Sheraton Hotel, Rome; Four (65″H X 43″W) sepia toned architectural images printed on printed on Hahnemühle fine art paper and framed for public space | September 2011

Hotel Babuino 181, Rome; Commissioned to create over sixty photographs, including frescoes for lobby, breakfast area and 16 suites (64″ x 43″ each), and sepia-toned architectural details printed on printed on Hahnemühle fine art paper throughout the hotel, as well as a large-scale diptych for the dining area. Acquired for permanent display from February 2010. The most recent acquisition | October 2015.

Hotel Margutta 54, Rome; Fresco photograph stretched on canvas (72″H X 51″W) for the hotel entrance and 4 other large-scale fresco images printed on Hahnemühle fine art paper for the suites | April 2010


Gerald Bland Gallery, New York; Transforming Interior Space with Fresco Photography. (Solo Openings) | Continued representation and showing to the present.

Room Art Gallery, Mill Valley, Amongst the Masters with Diane Epstein – An Open Book.  Fresco Photography Tells Age-old and New Stories. February 2019.

Shears & Window, San Francisco; Diane Epstein: Transforming Interior Space with Fresco Photography (Solo Opening) |September 2015 – April 2016.

St. Stephen’s Cultural Center Foundation, Rome: Meanwhile: Light and Presence (Group Show with the Artist Salon) May 2014 – June 2014

Gerald Bland Gallery, New York; Angels, Goddesses and the Spirit of Italy (Solo Opening) | December 2011 – February 2012

Paolo Antonacci Gallery, Rome; Capturing the Timelessness of Venice, Rome & the Italian Countryside | (Solo Show) September – October 2011

Panopticon Gallery, Boston; Photography Salon (Group Show) | May 2011

Susan Calloway Fine Arts, Washington, DC; Beneath the Surface (Solo Show) | November – Dec. 2010

Gerald Bland Gallery, New York; Beneath the Surface (Solo Opening)| October – November 2010

Paolo Antonacci Gallery, Rome; La Roma di Diane Epstein (Solo Show) | May – September 2010

American Embassy, Rome; Diane Epstein’s Latest Works (Solo Show)| October – November 2009

American Academy, Rome; Through the Eyes of Women (Group Show) | May 2006

The Residence of the Belgian Ambassador to Italy, Rome, Roma Autentica – The Spirit of Place (Solo Show) | May 2005

John Cabot University, Rome; Roma Autentica- The Spirit of Place (Solo Show) | May – June 2005

Museum at Palazzo Boccarini, Amelia, Umbria; Le Foto di Diane Epstein (Solo Show) | June 2005


Masters of Arts Degree in Psychology and Counseling
John F. Kennedy University
Graduated with honors in 1983

Bachelor of Arts Degree in Liberal Arts
Sonoma State University
Graduated with honors in 1978

Born in New York City, Epstein grew up in California and London before moving to Rome in 1995.  In 2016 she relocated back to the San Francisco Bay Area.