Diane attended the University of Wellington, New Zealand. B.A. Rollins College, Fl., M.A.T. Duke University, NC. Also studied at the Sorbonne, France, University of Mexico, Laval University, Canada. Retired professor of French, Spanish, & ESL at Michigan State University & at Yale University. She has circumnavigated the world by ship, & lived in 8 countries, studying & teaching art & languages. Her adventure travels have taken her to over 30 countries, before marriage, & with her husband & family.
Diane is on the Board of McLean Art Society, & was a past Representative to Fairfax County Council for the Arts. She is also an active member of The Hospitality & Information Service for Diplomats.
Diane’s special gift in painting was recognized at age 10 when her teachers encouraged her to enroll in weekend classes at the Boston Museum of Fine Arts. Diane’s works have been in numerous international group & one-person shows. Many are in local & international private & public collections. Given her heightened awareness of the glories of nature & the immense variety of scenic experiences, she is almost always thinking creatively & feeling gratitude for it all. She particularly likes to paint in the realistic style - specializing in oil & acrylic mediums & photography. More recently, her uniquely inspired seashell & sand aggregates have received much positive feedback.
Commissions of favorite scenes, pets & homes are always welcomed.
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