Diana’s work is a process of discovery. Each painting consists of many layers of different materials and mediums. Sometimes Diana combines mediums that traditionally shouldn’t go together. Diana often uses encaustic to fuse the layers together to achieve a deep complex surface.
Diana finds beauty in the most mundane and small objects of nature, like Queen Anne Lace that grows freely on the side of the roads all over Sonoma and Marin and like the bright leaves on the branches of fallen oak trees in Petaluma.
Each of her paintings is a discovery of the intimacies of nature rather than the majesty of Yosemite Valley or awesome vistas of the coast. The artist allows the observer to take pause and allow grandeur of nature to be discovered as it manifests itself in the nearby and familiar.