Diana’s intention is to create works that people can truly connect with. Her inspiration lies in ephemeral glimpses of unexpected juxtapositions within time & space; in the surreal world of dreams; of diverse & complimentary opposites. Her works display moments in time to be deciphered through the filter of private memories & imagination. As winner of the coveted “People’s Choice Award” at the Arts Canterbury Art Show, 2022, she can surely say that those moments of connection have been achieved. Diana has studied Art since 1993, holds a BA in Spatial Design,1999; Dip. Interior Design, 2000; and opened Discoveries Art School, 2016. Happily surrounded by her menagerie of furry friends at the base of the hills in Ōtautahi, Christchurch, she spends her days happily painting - when she is not teaching in her Boutique Art school, Discoveries.