Diana Höhlig

Diana Höhlig was born 1985 in Germany, today she works and resides in Switzerland. Her love for nature and art started with early childhood.

Today, Diana travels locally and internationally, because it is very important for her to find new inspiration in nature and to research her subjects on a personal basis, gathering reference material with her camera and sketchbook.

During her biology study time she spent a half year at the North Sea island Heligoland. Watching the local wildlife and sea bird colonies up-close at the “Red Rock” was a key-experience and important force in her artistic career. Afterwards she begun to focus on bird paintings and won the prestigious German award for bird painters “Silver Owl” in 2013.

Today, her works are shown in national and international exhibitions (Modern Bird Paintings – Germany, DSWF Wildlife Artist of the Year – UK, Birds in Art – Woodson Art Museum, U.S.A., Artists for Conservation, CA). Diana’s art is also recognized in international publications like the New European Breeding Bird Atlas, to be published in 2020.

The European Bird Census Council (EBCC) will publish a new atlas for breeding birds in Europe (EBBA2). Furthermore, an illustration will accompany every of the more than 600 species that will be presented in the atlas book. This project is realized by a number of well-known European artists and illustrators. Several of Diana’s works will be included and serve to support EBBA2 project with the aim of environmental conservation and education.