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Diane lives in Spring Creek, Virginia.

She creates contemporary, original oil paintings of your family, your pets, and her impressions of the world we live in. A native of Virginia, where she met her husband, Michael and they raised their large, extended family.  She has traveled extensively, often visiting Great Britain where her husband was born.  She draws from her life experiences and travels in her work.  She moved to the Charleston SC area in 2000 and discovered the joy of painting en plein air. She has recently returned to her native Virginia. 

Her portraits of animals and children are in demand and her paintings from life are on display in many homes in the Charleston area, throughout the US and in Europe.

Commissions: Diane accepts a limited number of commissions each year. For a sampling of prices, click here

You can find examples of her work at various locations in the Richmond Area and in her studio and at Grammy B's, Corolla, NC:

She has had the privilege of learning from many masters and is particularly grateful to:

Evelyn Raper who taught her discipline

Martin Ahrens who taught her to see

Joyce Hall who taught her to paint

Cindy Saadeh who gave her confidence

and to God for the gift of Art and the beauty of His creations

Summer 2011 - she studied the Old Masters' techniques with Richard in Sete, France

She has also attended workshops with:

Rhett Thurman

Lynn Gertenbach

Jim Darlington

Shannon Smith

Karen Hagen Hewitt

Loryn Brazier

Karen Vecchioni

Carolyn Epperly

Hilarie Lambert

Caroline Trickey

Kim English

Jaque Baldinni

She is a founding member and first president of  Community of I'On Artists in Mount Pleasant, SC

Founding committee leader for  A 2nd View, the Art Guild of Second Presbyterian Church in Charleston, SC http://www.secondpresbyterianchurch.org

Member of Metropolitan Richmond Art Association


Member of Artworks Richmond

Member of Crossroads Art Center in Richmond, VA