Diane has created art since she was 6 years old, but it wasn’t until she attended her first art retreat in Hampton, Virginia, did the artistic life she yearned for suddenly begin. That’s when she discovered dreams really do come true….as now, she is living it!
Her love for using vintage jewelry, especially vintage rhinestones in her designs, has become an ever constant source of inspiration. When not teaching and designing jewelry, her love for photography and mixed-media art, constantly keep her preoccupied.
Diane has been published in Belle Armoire Jewelry, Artful Blogging, Somerset Memories, Jewelry Affaire, Marie, and Jewelry the zine. She was honored to be a Guest Curator for Crescendoh.com, sharing her story of how Art Saves, in May, 2010.
Retiring from a financial career at the end of 2010, Diane is now making art full time, designing jewelry and sharing her love for teaching. She teaches locally at Spring Beads in Spring Texas, as well as nationally, having taught at Adorn Me! in Houston, Texas, Gilding the Lily in Fullerton, California, Art Unraveled in Phoenix, Arizona, and at ArtBLISS in the Washington DC area. She also is a core instructor for Vivi Magoo Presents!, which has a jewelry/mixed-media retreat, called Art Retreat at The Prairie, twice a year in Round Top, Texas.