Diane has been an artist her entire life. "My earliest art memory
goes back to the age of 3. I remember Mom and Dad would pass
paper and pencils out to my younger sisters and I during the
sermon in church as a means to keep us somewhat occupied and
quiet." From that point on art has been an essential element of
Watercolor and oil are Diane's mediums of choice, however,
watercolor offers more challenges and therefore is much more fun.
She loves the freshness and versatility of watercolor, working both
in the studio and in plein air.
Diane is an award winning artist and has participated in numerous
national art shows including the Mountain Oyster Club Show in
Tucson, AZ., the Rocky Mountain Watermedia Art Show in Golden, CO., the Bosque Conservatory Art Classic in Clifton, TX., the Artists Association of Northern Colorado National Exhibition in Fort Collins, CO., and the Celebration of Western Art Show in San Fransisco, CA., as well as many regional shows such as the Western Spirit Art Show in Cheyenne, WY. throughout Colorado and Wyoming. She is represented by The Wild Horse Gallery in Steamboat Springs, CO. and Deselms Fine Art Gallery in Cheyenne, WY.
In addition to painting Diane is a sought after instructor with over 12 years experience teaching watercolor lessons, classes, and workshops in the community college setting, in various venues, and in her home studio. "I am so grateful to my teachers/mentors and other artists who have helped me along my artistic journey. I wish I could adequately express my appreciation for all that I have learned from them. It seems fitting and is extremely gratifying to pass along to others that which I've learned over the years".
Diane has recently moved from Colorado to the Tryon community of North Carolina with her husband to be in closer proximity to two of their sons as well as to experience the beauty that this area has to offer. "I look forward to settling into a new community, learning about the area, and once again offering watercolor instruction as a way of bonding with others and sharing the joys of painting."