Diane’s creations focus on the beauty of our natural world – with a TWIST! As a result of this, people are often surprised and delighted at what they may find when they look CLOSELY at her work! She also explores the mysterious effect that occurs when areas of sight are distorted or even absent. This came about when her father developed macular degeneration that created a blindness in the center of his vision. Diane received her Bachelors of Fine Arts Degree from the University of Northern Iowa in Cedar Falls, Iowa. She then earned a Masters of Art Education Degree from the University of Minnesota. She recently retired from 42 years of teaching art.