Diana is an artist who is happiest outdoors & a lazy bibliophiliac, who spelunks, rollerbades, picks up red efts, wintergreen berries, ox-eye daisies. Likes watching birds, foxes, antelopes, talks to barn owls, hikes, x-c skiis, watches butterflies, toads, praying mantises...snowdrops along the Clarion and bald eagles over, foxgloves down the Belltown way scrumbles around, planting, drawing, bogging, botanizing, stargazing, snowshoing, herbing, looking for bats & salamanders, backpacking, camping. When that's done, she reads, writes, paints & does other mixed media art, takes hours-long cyanotype photos, & plays with cats.
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The artist has a fine arts degree with an emphasis on drawing along with a minor in art history from Kutztown University. Her works have have been displayed in East End Gallery and Between The Pages Coffeeshop (both of Appleton WI), at the Apple Butter Fest and the Angels for Animals Holiday Art Show & Sale, and were employed in sets of Victorian Players theatre group.
The drawing Crow was used as the cover for J.P.Dancing Bear's 2004 book Billy Last Crow. Her painting, Brigg's Barn, was used as the cover of Penelope Schambly's Baiting The Void. Her artwork was used on the cover of, and for the illustrations of Wednesday Night Writers Presents by the WNWG of Youngstown. She also did the cover of Douglas Fowler's Condensed Matter anad Other States of Mind. The Geology of The National Parks (Harris/Tuttle) and Keystone Trails Association Pennsylvania Hiking Trails Calendar and website have published her photographs.
Spending seventeen years in chocolate factories has given her talents ranging from running a molding line to producing the liquid chocolate to creating fine European truffles by hand. She has circumnavigated the perimeter of the state of Pennsylvania on a solo bike-packing trip, solo-backpacked across the mountains (small ones) of this most favorite state for 2 weeks at a time, assisted in the cave survey of Wind Cave National Park, and performed renovations of planetarium domes.