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 their three children.
Dianna has exhibited her work in several juried shows throughout Michigan, Ohio and Pennsylvania her work has made its way into many establishments and private collections both national and international. She is a member of the Colored Pencil Society of America (C.P.S.A.) and has received her signature status in 2012. She is also a new member of the Chelsea Painters of Chelsea Michigan. She is currently being represented by The Courtyard Gallery in New Buffalo, Michigan.As a traditional artist, she photographs her own subject matter in preparation for her journey. Inspiration comes from the 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 makes.Dianna plans to continue using her God given talent to please Him and all who wish to enjoy her art.