Dianna is an international artist and pastel instructor with students and patrons in both North America and Europe.
It was her first love of Canadiana that resulted in an exciting invitation to display her works for the Queen and visiting heads of state during the 1987 Commonwealth Conference.
This fondness for our heritage is evident in the stirring paintings she shares with all of us. In an image of a derelict automobile, children in a washtub or flowers in an antique vase one can sense her invitation to close our eyes, smile and remember when....
Dianna was born in the small Alberta mining town of Coleman. Her earliest memories however, are of the fields, flowers, schools and friends in North Battleford, Saskatchewan.
These childhood memories of life on the Canadian Prairies are interwoven with the present to inspire work that is timeless and renowned for the realism and detail used in expressing it.
Created via many different mediums, Dianna's use of light, shadow and her ability to denote texture, combine with rich color or subtle washes to result in a wonderfully distinctive style.
Her masterful “hyper realism” work in pastels, acrylics, oils and watercolours can be found at the Birthplace of B.C. Gallery in Fort Langley, BC.