Linking Leadership and Art

There is a powerful link between leadership and art.  Both are creative acts, and both require divergent thinking and visionary skills.  The About section of the Hulse Leadership Development website documents Diane Hulse’s leadership career.  In addition to leading schools, Diane has a distinguished career as an artist, which is detailed below.

Diane Hulse Art Biography

After receiving a BA and MA in the visual arts, Diane studied at the Arts Students’ League of New York, Greenwich House Pottery, 92Y, School of Visual Arts, and Penland School of Craft.  During a career in education that spanned four decades, Diane taught painting, print-making, architecture, sculpture, and art appreciation at three distinguished private schools in New York City.  Diane’s drawings, paintings, and sculpture have been exhibited at Beloit College, the Art Students’ League, the Pastel Society of America, Chester County Studio Tour, the Staten Island Museum, Staten Island Academy, and numerous galleries on the East End of Long Island.  Diane’s art is held in private collections around the country.


Diane cites many sources of inspiration for her artwork.  Potter Wayne Higby, and painters Henri Matisse, J.M.W. Turner, and Joan Mitchell particularly resonate.  Additionally, she is influenced by Jomon pottery, Chinese brush painting, Carl Jung, archaeology, the natural world, metaphor, poetry, contemporary classical music, and primitive art.

Abstract, Mixed Media

Diane is an abstract, mixed media artist whose work includes painting, drawing, sculpture, and jewelry. With a background in biology as well as fine arts, Diane investigates inner and outer landscapes, as found in our embattled Earth and the psychological landscape of self. She juxtaposes precious and humble materials, mixes painting and drawing, as she explores duality and life journeys.

Photos of Diane’s paintings may be found on Instagram @dianehulseartist and on her website: