A versatile artist with a passion for design and color, Diane is a graphic designer and award winning painter.  Her career has centered around the consumer packaged goods industry.  Currently, living in Bernardsville, NJ, Diane grew up in Northeastern Ohio.  She received her BFA from Ohio University and studied painting in Florence, Italy.  A signature member of the NJ Pastel Society, the Center for Contemporary Art and The Visual Arts Center of Summit, Diane continues to experiment with various media and techniques.

Shows & awards

Focus on Pastels, NJ Pastel Society
NJ Pastel Society Member Show, Honorable Mention
Somerset Art Association Member Show
Tewksbury Historical Society Juried Art Show
Mary Elizabeth Young Award 2013
Landscape Category 2nd Place 2014
St. John on the Mountain Juried Art Show
NJ Pastel Society Juried Art Show
3rd Place 2012
Speakeasy Gallery Deck the Walls
Center for Contemporary Art Juried Show
MSHAC Member Show
NJ Pastel Society Member Show
NJ Pastel Society Board Member/Award Show
Morristown Hospital Strength in Color
Cathedral Arts Festival,
Grace von Vorst Church, Jersey City
Wallflowers Gallery Bernardsville, NJ

Artist statement

For me, painting is a story without end, a mystery without any clues.  The blank page is infinite, a puzzle longing to be solved.  Color provides weight and dimension.  Lines and shapes spark energy.  They become characters breathing life into the canvas.  Light and shadow soften the focus, creating mystery. Questions remain; the end is only just out of sight.