Diane’s first love is gardening, an interest she developed as a child while tending the large vegetable garden on her family’s Manitoba farm. While raising her own four daughters in small B.C. towns she continued her passion for gardening and creating with the bounty of nature both in her kitchen and in her studio.
Her work continues to evolve from her early days of pressing and drying flowers and fruits to her present botanical art. Over the years, she has developed a process that enables her to press vegetables and fruit while maintaining their intricate forms and colors. Her simple yet elegant designs seek to enhance the intrinsic beauty of nature.
Diane lives, gardens and creates in the small Okanagan community of Kaleden, B.C.