Diane worked as a Headteacher before leaving education to live abroad and develop her passion for painting. She embraced her creative nature from an early age, expressing herself to find her creative voice through diverse art forms, but her love of painting has been her focus for the past 25 years.
Her work draws on the creative process she learned while studying dance choreography during her Bachelors degree in Education. Her works are abstracted experiences of things noticed in the world around her. They are about movement, about energy, about essence.
Over the years Diane has received instruction from several accomplished artists including the esteemed Robin Child. On his courses, she has analysed past masters and 20th Century artists such as Peter Lanyon, Patrick Heron and Richard Diebenkorn. The intensive study has informed her work, bringing a greater awareness, and acting as an agent for change.