Diane began her art studies in 7th grade and continued in high school and college. During the raising of her two sons, she participated in many arts and crafts hobbies, including decorative ceramics, macrame, crocheting, and others. With a Masters Degree in English and writing, she spent 18 of 30 working years as Marketing Director for a large chiropractic and nutrition center in Shelby Township after which she retired to pursue her art.
With studies in oil painting, acrylic painting, drawing, colored pencil, pastel, and watercolor, Diane’s favorite and most used medium is colored pencil painting, where she has won numerous awards and has participated in local, regional, and national exhibits in Michigan, Ohio, California, and Illinois.
Diane is president of the Detroit Chapter of the Colored Pencil Society of America and has been its newsletter editor and website director. She belongs to the Palette and Brush Club where she once served as President, but now serves as the Exhibition Director. She is also a member of the Shelby Township Fine Art Society (Vice President and Newsletter Editor), and the Warren Tri-County Fine Art Society (art instructor).
Diane began teaching in adult education for the Utica Community Schools in the late 1990’s. Currently, she teaches drawing and colored pencil at Du-All’s Drafting and Art Supply Store in Madison Heights, colored pencil workshops, and acrylic painting to private students.
She has demonstrated for many local art groups and conducted workshops for those groups as well as at Du-All’s. Diane accepts commissions and enjoys sharing her art with others.