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About Diana

Diana Malcolmson spent her childhood in the heart of the English countryside, in the southern county of Hampshire. She started to ride at the early age of four and was following the hounds when she was six years old.


She started her painting career at London University and came to the United States in 1967. She studied painting at the National Academy in New York and at the Art Students League. She received her B.F.A. and B.S. at the Southampton Campus of Long Island University.

She moved to Shelter Island as a permanent resident in 1971. She bought her daughter a pony and soon found that she was teaching many of the island children to ride. In 1986 she founded the Hampshire Farms Equestrian Center which she ran until 2006.

In 2018 she published a book entitled For the Love of Horses.


Her work is currently on exhibit at the Romany Kramoris Gallery. Please contact Diana for more information about her artwork or to purchase her book. 

The Memoir

Diana Malcolmson's love of painting & horses is captured in a beautiful full color book: 

For the Love of Horses


The Shelter Island Reporter calls her book "a loving memoir of a time and place." 

Her paintings of the horses she has known through her life from those of her students and her own, are displayed in  stunning large format hardcover.  Contact her directly to purchase a signed copy or learn more.

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