A few years after studying at Indiana University, Bloomington, Dianne Wright began a career in the Fine Art field. For fifteen years she worked shoulder to shoulder with Jane Coats Eckert of Eckert Fine Art to develop a strong market for the Hoosier Impressionists in the Midwest and beyond. Ms. Wright took particular interest in Charles Warren Mundy, a major national figure in the Contemporary Impressionist scene, and helped build his career.

In 1996, she founded G. Dianne Wright Interiors; a thriving residential design firm built on the simple esthetic "Start with Art".

Coats Wright Art & Design, a gallery and design studio dedicated to "Start with Art", opened its doors in the Indiana Design Center, in May 2011. Once again, Jane Coats Eckert and Dianne Wright have joined forces to bring a carefully selected variety of Contemporary Impressionism and Modern art to the public, while offering design services to create a comfortable environment for the client and an esthetically compatible space that allows the artwork to show well.


Jane Coats Eckert's roots are in 19th and early 20th century American Art. For many years she lectured and published books on artists from that era. In 1996 she opened a gallery in Naples, Florida where she met artist Robert Rauschenberg and formed a business relationship and friendship that would last till his passing. Today the gallery is located in the beautiful village of Kent, Connecticut where she continues to feature the early American artists alongside the finest of Modern and Contemporary Art.

Ms. Eckert is currently the Chair of the Director's Advisory Council at Mass MoCA in North Adams, Mass and has served as the Secretary of the Fine Art Dealers Association (FADA). She is a partner in Coats Wright Art and Design in Carmel, Indiana and is the exclusive representative of the Realist painter, Eric Forstmann.