Dianne has established her Pine Needle Studio at her, now permanent, home at Sauble Beach. Her passion for colour has shown itself in her paintings on silk, exhibiting lush colours and both realistic and impressionistic forms. She also paints in the historic batik manner on cotton using, wax. Watercolour also is a preferred medium.. Occasionally, acrylics and/or oils are used…the mediums in which she start painting as a teenager.
A charter member of Art Group ‘59 in Brampton, many teachers from OCA and the Doone School of Art provided instruction to the group, including Alec. Miller, Tom Lapierre and E. Schneider. An ongoing teacher of this group was Tom Matthews, a commercial artists, as well as a painter. Classes at Humber College followed in the nineties with Eric Dymond and then the discovery of silk painting came through Donnah Cameron II of Newmarket. Dianne was able to paint in France and Mexico with Donnah, as well as during her personal trips to South East Asia.
Also a charter member of Beaux-Arts Brampton, Dianne shares a studio at this facility in downtown Brampton. At this location, a group of Ontario painters have established a Chapter of SPIN (Silk Painters International) To date, the group has held two exhibitions, showing the use of silk in painting.
An active member of the Shoreline Artists (Grey-Bruce Counties), Dianne exhibits at the Southampton Art Gallery and has been accepted in a number of Juried Exhibitions throughout Ontario and the United States.