Diane was born in Warren, Ohio and was influenced at an early age by her Aunt, Marquerite Ritchley Parker, an artist and poet. During college Diane continued with art classes and furthered her quest for making meaningful pieces of art.
In 2007 Diane studied under Delores Herringshaw and won awards at the Radisson Art Shows. She was a Vice President of Central New York Art Guild and has shown her art as a member of the Art Guild of Hilton Head. She enjoys working with oils, mixed media, and acrylic paint.