My creative journey is forever changing. When I began painting in 2002, my medium of choice was acrylics. However, this past year I began layering many different materials along with liquid acrylics to create an abstract or impressionist piece. My work includes acrylic, mixed media, assemblage, collage and sculpture.
My passion for life and people guide my work toward motion and color. I desire my pieces to evoke movement as in a dance. Through color and movement the canvas comes alive for me. The subject is for most viewers unveiled by the title of the piece.
A self-taught artist, Diane began her creative journey in 2002 when she sat in weekly sessions with other artists and quickly developed a voice of her own in acrylics. Her work has been shown throughout the region, and is currently exhibited at Artworks at the Depot in Kane, the Painted Finch Gallery in Corry, Glass Growers Gallery in Erie, Art on the Avenue (and Seasons on the Avenue) in Warren.
Diane has been a vibrant part of the local arts scene, and has recently served as president of the Warren Art League and on the Crary Art Gallery Board of Directors for several years. She owned and operated the Kinzua-Wolf Run Marina for 28 years, during which time she opened the popular water-side restaurant, Docksiders, which she sold a few years ago.