In 2009 Diana began her foray into the art world with colored pencil. She is self-taught using instructional books authored by other artists. Her start was slow, producing only three pieces a year, due to a hectic corporate work schedule. But after semi-retirement late in 2012, with more time to devote to artwork, her inventory began to grow.
In 2014 she dove head-first into learning about abstract acrylic painting and is fascinated by myriad techniques in that medium. The combination of colored pencil and painting provides the creative outlets she needs, detail and precision with colored pencil and carefree abandon with painting.
In late 2019 Diana finally tackled something she had been thinking about for a couple of years...working in digital art. She uploads high quality scans of her artwork into Photoshop Elements, manipulating the images in various ways to produce new creations.
“Like my life, eclectic choices are part of my style. I love color, but there is something to be said for black and white as well. It’s such a thrill to explore various designs and mediums! Experimentation is such a kick…and the end result isn’t always what you anticipate!”
In addition to Cary Gallery of Artists where artwork changes monthly, Diana’s work can be found at Vibe Cary Coworking in Cary Town Center Mall and in periodic exhibits around the state.
Diana is a member of Colored Pencil Society of America, CPSA District Chapter #114, and Fine Arts League of Cary.
Her other passion is social partner dancing, including Lindy Hop, Jitterbug, country two-step, folk waltz, Cajun and Zydeco, Salsa, slow blues, ballroom, and more. For over 21 years she has been an active part of the dance community in the DC-metro area and now in the Triangle.