Diana is currently the President of the Board of American Women Artists, an non-profit organization dedicated to the inspiration, celebration and encouragement of women in the visual fine arts. Work by women artists represents between 3-5% of the permanent holdings of art museums in the United States. AWA’s 25 in 25 program (25 museum shows over the next 25 years) is their campaign to change those statistics.
Diana and her husband, Ned, spent years in Southern Africa working with South African National Parks which indoctrinated her to the philosophy of conservation
science, which forever changed her perspective and inspired her to catalogue the frail balance of man vs. the natural world.
Through her art she hopes to engage people in becoming stewards of the natural world and its habitats.
Tyto was a barn owl I photographed one day while attending The Artists for Conservation Annual Exhibition in Vancouver at the Grouse Mountain Resort. I was so captivated by this exquisite bird. After countless photographs I chose this pose to sculpt. It shows him stretching and captured his grace, agility and strength all in one pose.