Animals are my muse. The scratch of the paw, pounce of a hoof, gesture of the head, alert ear, quiet stride, powerful shape, ancient wisdom. All come to play with the shapes I see as I paint.
I am drawn to the natural beauty and coloring of an animal and am aware of how it must adapt to it’s surroundings, to become invisible to the hunter, visible to the same species to mate, and powerful enough to scare off predators. The bold color I see is like an animal aura, with such energy and emotion, it is difficult for me to ever tone down my color palette.
I lived most of my life in Spokane Washington. I was raised the second of 8 children in a loving supportive environment - a little noisy at times, and most times I miss that noise.
I currently live in Park City Utah and travel quite frequently to wild and Western States. This is one of my favorite places, String Lake, in Teton National Park in Wyoming.
This passionate woman, who brings animals brilliantly to life for her audience, was born in Spokane Washington and now resides in Park City Utah.
Diane has been in love with animals since early childhood. She studied Business in College, all the while yearning for the outdoors and oil paints. After working “regular jobs” for several years, she finally jumped back into painting animals and the beauty around her.
Diane loves to travel. When she travels, she is off to Montana or Wyoming most frequently. She travels with her pop up camper, visiting State Parks to take images of wild life that she so loves to paint.
She is highly praised for her strong brushstrokes and bold use of color; both of which make her work come alive
Diane shares her talent to help animals by donating her work for animal charity functions in and around Park City.
Western Masters 2013 Great Falls Montana
Icons of the West 2012 Missoula Montana
Salon International 2010
Utah State Art Competition, Kimball Art Center, Park City, UT- Juried Show 2001
AOL/Time Warner Sundance Anderson 100th Anniversary Home, 2003
Five Graces Art Show, New York, July 2006
Numerous one woman show-Rare Gallery Jackson Hole Wyoming, Sundance-Sundance Utah, The Redstone Gallery Park City Utah
American Art Collector
Western Art Collector
Natural Awakening Magazine
Art of the West Magazine
American Women Artists
Oil Painters of America
Women Artists of the West
American Impressionist Society
Daily Painters of Utah and Montana
Artists of Utah