Dianne’s creativity began in the wild places of Canada’s westernmost province. With one youthful year at Pachena Point Light Station and initially home-schooled on an emergency air base in the open grassland of the Fraser Plateau, Dianne has embraced the British Columbia wild in all its manifestations. “I’ve always appreciated having a close, intimate relationship with my physical and emotional landscape—living, breathing my inspiration. In the process I become part of the landscape, a silent witness to its mood and beauty.”
An elected member of Canadian Society of Painters in Water Colour and signature member of Federation of Canadian Artists, Dianne’s background in graphic design, fine art, natural history illustration, and exhibit design brings a wide range of knowledge and experience to her work. Emphasis on process and immediacy, strong colours, and stylized imagery are striking characteristics. Dianne lives and works on Cortes Island in the northern Gulf Islands.