Dianne McElwain has specialized in botanical art and illustration since 1976. Her botanical paintings have been selected for five American Society of Botanical Artists exhibits in New York City. In 2002, her work was chosen for the ASBA United States Botanic Garden exhibit, and in 2004 two paintings were chosen for the 11th International Exhibition of Botanical Art & Illustration at the Hunt Institute for Botanical Documentation, Pittsburgh. Dianne had a solo show in April 2005 at the Phyllis J. Weston Gallery in Cincinnati, Ohio. Her award-winning botanical paintings are in many prestigious collections, including those of the Brooklyn Botanic Garden Florilegium, Lloyd and Barbara Macklowe, Shirley Sherwood, and Governor Robert Taft and Hope Taft. Her illustrations have been reproduced in publications by Procter & Gamble, Johnson & Johnson, Random House, Running Press, McGraw Hill, Horticulture Magazine, and many others.