An avid outdoors woman and self-taught artist, Diane paints what she loves best: wild animals, Montana Mountains, and farm animals. She is praised for her bold brushstrokes and vibrant colors which make her work come alive. Born in Spokane, Washington, and the second of 8 children, art education was not affordable or practical for Diane. She earned a degree in Business, while dabbling in oils. Originally determined to study to be a veterinarian, Diane feels she has combined her love of animals and oil paint to make the perfect marriage of creativity.