"As a girl I was crazy about horses. This connection has led to a fascination with images of the American West." "Whether depicting horses, dogs, a chuck wagon cook, or cowboys at a branding, my paintings share the essence of people in their everyday lives and illustrate the richness of any given moment in time. The people are passionate about their way of life. They care about their livelihood, their families, their animals, their history, the land, and each other. Telling their stories is a way to embrace a lifestyle that is different from my own."
Diane lives in Fort Collins, Colorado with her husband Richard (high school sweetheart). They have raised three wonderful sons, David, Adam, and Ryan.
Diane feels blessed to live in such a beautiful part of the country and enjoys the closeness of the mountains. She also is quite honored to be able to enjoy the company of the working ranch folk who make their living on the land close to Cheyenne, Wyoming, just north of Fort Collins. It's a real treat to be able to sit and listen to these peoples' stories of ranch life, to be offered a glimpse into a "western way" of life that is as valued today as it was 100 years ago for these families.