Diane, a native of
West Bloomfield, Michigan, has made her home in the “Redlands”
of South Florida. There she has found true happiness living
amongst the natural beauty of her “Jungle Outpost”.
While growing up,
Diane had a talent for drawing, but never went into art as a
profession because her interest in science prevailed. She went
on to graduate the University of Michigan with a Bachelor of
Science degree in Biology. Following a 2 year research position
at the U of M, Diane began a long career with a top biomedical
corporation located in South Florida.
As hard work
typically pays off, Diane has retired from the corporate life
and now pursues her interest in art with a passion. Working in
watercolor, Diane loves to paint tropical scenes such as those
found at Fairchild Tropical Garden in Miami, Florida. The
mixture of foliage and rustic charm is the most intriguing for
her. These efforts have permitted Diane to garner many awards
and accolades for her paintings.
calls for focused urgency. Diane participates in a number of
open air art festivals every year. Including the well known “St.
Stephen’s Arts & Crafts Festival” in February adjacent to the
famous Coconut Grove Arts Festival. Additionally, Diane is an
active member of the Miami Watercolor Society. As a past Vice
President, and current 2nd VP of Workshops, she volunteers to
support their biannual Exhibitions.
Most importantly, Diane has the support of a
phenomenal and extremely understanding man, her husband Todd.
Together they have 3 wonderful children, Elizabeth, Curtis and
Brittney who support and encourage her to create and promote her
art. Diane’s exceptional family, as well as the “Jungle
Outpost”, continue to inspire her to follow her dreams, and her