Diane’s artistic style came out of years of painting plein air watercolors. Inspiration for the fluid and direct style of watercolor came from her early years as an airline stewardess where there layovers and time to paint in many exotic areas of the world. Although many of those early paintings were destroyed in a fire, the desire to paint on location has never been lost.
In addition to the watercolor plein air style, Diane also does a mythological/inner journey style in gouache.
Just before moving to Hawaii, Diane earned a Master’s Degree in Expressive Arts Therapy and has worked as a therapist using art, music and movement. Her rich and long career in the arts includes being a stained glass designer in Aspen, Colorado and Las Vegas; a clothing designer, junior high art teacher and exhibiting and gallery owner in Hawaii.
Collections of her original and print work are now seen throughout the world.