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Painting is my passion.

When I was nineteen years old I travelled to Skye, and the island became the magical place that continues to influence my creative process, and my lifelong exploration and discovery of new pathways and evolution of image making.

The paints and surfaces that I choose are in response to Skye's extraordinary changing colours, stunning and nearly otherworldly light, and the contrast of fierce and sensuous land forms - all essential to the nourishment of my growth as an artist.

Nowadays, I use a variety of papers, acrylic, mica, crushed pigments, interference and duochrome acrylics. I never forget the lyrical nature of drawing with a suggestion of line, the curve of a pencil point or the brash, bold side of a handmade pastel.

My influences range from Rembrandt to Matisse, the Scottish Colourists to Roualt, Joan Mitchell to David Hockney; Georgia O'Keefe to Helen Frankenthaler; and photographers, Ansel Adams and the American mountaineer/photographer, Bradford Washburn : and my students - for their vision, their daring and passion.

I do not try to replicate nature or objects as I did in my classical art student days. Now, I respond not only to what I see, but what I feel. And am happiest when I can share the freedom and joy of painting intuitively whether in nature or in the studio.

Awarded both a BFA and MFA, Diane studied at Boston University, Boston's Museum of Fine Arts School, the Jung Institute, and Bennington College. She has won numerous accolades for her paintings and her teaching. Established in 1993. Diane continues to facilitate An Artist's Life International Painting Workshops. Included in Who's Who in American Women, Diane exhibits internationally, enjoying patronage of private and corporate collectors on both sides of the pond.

Please click HERE for a sampling of Diane's process
and selected paintings.

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