I think of myself as more of a colorist using bold colors like the French Fauvist painters of
the early 20th century. I do not draw the image first, but simply start my paintings with blocks
of underpainting and rough images on canvas. I love colorful subjects and am known for my vivid
roosters, egrets, and grape paintings.
Diana was born in Illinois and lived in Texas, Marin and Sonoma Counties in California, and traveled the world
before moving up to Lake County seven years ago. She devotes her energy to painting, playing on the
Lake, her furried friends, and teaching painting.
She majored in Art at the University of Illinois and Texas Woman's University. When she moved to California
in 1980, she continued her painting education at the College of Marin, and studied under several well-known artists
in the Sonoma-Marin area. During this time, she was privileged in attending painting workshops in Southern France, Mexico
and the Italian Riviera.
Her work has been shown throughout California: at the Marin Arts Council, the Artist's Collective Gallery in Santa Rosa, the Sonoma County
Fair, Art Heaven in Sebastopol, Main Street Gallery in Lakeport, Saw Shop Gallery #& Bistro in Kelseyville and The Wine Studio in Upper Lake. She
currently holds artist workshops in her home studio.