Artist Biography

Born in Wainwright, Alberta, in 1945 and raised in Pincher Creek, Dianne made Drumheller her home in 1995. While residing in Calgary until 1995 Dianne attended the U of A, the Alberta College of Art where landscapes became her forte’. Her work has been influenced by many great artists over the years, including A. Y. Jackson, Freda Bundy, and Jean Bennett. Dianne’s imagination has been captured by the prairies, with golden fields and grasslands stretching as far as the eye can see, the rolling hills and coulees, winding rivers and creeks along with weathered buildings and vanishing grain elevators. Their stories are well portrayed in her many landscapes with the unique formations of the Drumheller valley tickling the imagination. Whether the subect is the Hoodoos as stark sentinels, or the fluid fury of spring run-off, Dianne has much to offer. The artist’s paintings in watercolour, acrylic or oils reflect her sensitivity to the grandeur and awesome forces of nature.

Artist Statement

“As a watermedia artist, I’m captured by the spirit of nature and the realm of infinite possibilities offered by the extensive palette of colors. I am compelled to paint open space, shadows, forms and a sense of peace quickly captures my attention! It might be the light as it bounces off a winding path, the shadows of the badlands, or a disappearing sunset as it surrounds the bend of a river; all of these things catch my artistic eye.”




Wintering Hills







Up The River