About the Artist

Diane of Starglow Studios

Welcome to my Studio!..

My studio is located in West Chicago, Illinois a suburb of Chicago. I was born and raised in Chicago and my inspiration comes from both the city and the suburbs of the Midwest.

I have been interested in art since I was about seven years old. Art and Design have always been my passion. From painting to cake decorating, I just kept creating. I studied Art and Business at Elmhurst College and later earned my masters at Roosevelt University. It seemed that becoming a Wedding and Event Consultant would allow me to use my talents, so I studied with Association of Certified Wedding Professionals and got my certification. I started Starglow Events and did consulting work for a time.

After throwing a shower for my friend and seeing that a guest who attended the shower framed my hand painted invitation as a gift, I began to see that invitations can be considered art. I had been making greeting cards for fun so making the invitations to the shower seemed like a natural for me. That same guest came to me when her son could not find wedding invitations in Chicago with a lighthouse on them. I created the wedding invitation and realized the need for custom invitations. An operation on my foot made it difficult for me to continue with my wedding consulting business because of the twelve hour days on my feet. Creatively, I knew I could design invitations that would fit events perfectly and that is where my heart lead me.

Today, I am grateful that my artwork has helped create the first impression of so many events. Whether it has been weddings, christenings, first communions or award ceremonies, I am glad I could create something that created a lasting keepsake. I love to hear people’s reactions when they receive our invitations or that they took the menus and place cards home because they loved them!