Dianna, a color pencil artist, currently lives in southeastern Michigan. She grew up in Kane, Pennsylvania where her love for art began at an early age. Her father provided the spirit to help her believe in herself and her mother provided her with art lessons from a dear friend. She attended Edinboro State University and received her Bachelor of Science degree
in art education. After heading a high school art program for many years, she moved to Michigan with her husband to
raise three children.
As a traditional artist, she photographs her own subject matter in preparation for her journey. Inspiration comes from beauty, innocence and simplicity of God’s creations. She emphasizes the strong light and shadow and is inspired by the textures in her objects. Her goal as an artist is to focus on the subject and capture the essence of life in
every pencil stroke. She has numerous awards including “Artistic Excellence Competition” In the Southwest Art Magazine 2011 December issue. Her paintings are in much corporate and private collections both nationally and internationally.