She is more of a colorist using bold colors like the French Fauvist painters of
the early 20th century. Diana does not draw the image first, but simply start the paintings with blocks
of underpainting and rough images on canvas. She loves colorful subjects and is known for her 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
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.
She now shares her time between Lake County and the Palm Springs area. Also, my paintings were in a show in Gualala at the Diane Neuman Art Gallery. She
has expanded her repertoire to atract work which she finds more fun and creative. Traveled the world as Tour Director and Flight Attendant before moving
to Lake County 11 years ago. One of Diana's rooster paintings was auctioned off at the Lake County Wine Alliance in Kelseyville