Coming from a world of book publishing and design where she was always looking for the right images to illustrate a concept, forcing her to look at images with a very critical eye. Influenced by this background in graphic design, she tries to simplify what she sees. Old deteriorating buildings and objects that are old and uncared for are what draws her eye. In this architecture she finds shapes reflections and shadows. The textures of old wood, or stone become works of art in themselves. By focusing on details the subject often remains a mystery.
Dianne has a BA in Art History from Wheaton College. She has taken workshops with Costa Manos in Provincetown, MA; Henry Hornstein Sean Kernan and Tillman Crane and others at Maine Media Workshops; Linde Waidhofer in Mexico, and Santa Fe; Sue Ann Hodges at New England School of Photography; Neal Rantoul at the Griffin and many others. She has been a member of Photography Atelier at the Griffin Museum.
Solo show at Uncas Farm Gallery, Maine; Edith’s Room, October 2003. She has been a part of many juried group shows. NESOP Gallery One 2002; New England Book Show 2003; Jaffrey (NH) Civic Center 2001, 2003; Photography Atelier, Radcliffe Seminars, 2000-2002; Photography Atelier; Lesley Seminars, 2004; 2006; Cambridge Art Association, Heat; 2004 Member’s Juried, 2005; Concord Art Association, Rodie Juried, 2004, 2005; Show, 2006; Members II Juried Show, 2006; Panopticon Gallery, Waltham; Trees Juried, 2005; Brush Gallery, Lowell, MA Juried, 2006; Cambridge Art Association The Way We Live, 2006; Arlington Center for the Arts, Images of Arlington, 2006 (Spirit of Arlington Award) Rockport Art Association, New England Juried Show, Rockport, MA 2011; Rocky Neck Cultural Center in Gloucester, MA; and the Griffin Museum of Photography – Atelier shows 2012-15; Rocky Neck Cultural Center, Captured, 2015.
She is on the Board of Directors of the Griffin Museum of Photography, and on the Arlington Historical Commission, and the Arlington Preservation Loan Fund.