Diane's Artist Statement
Raised in the Northern Ontario town of Kirkland Lake, my work is simply based on a love of the rugged rocks and rough beauty of Northern Ontario.
Growing up in the north had a profound effect on my work. The clear air of northern skies doesn't filter the bright sun, so that everything you see takes on a much sharper clarity, and all of my images are perceived as having very sharp, clearly defined edges. The almost constant sun and deep blue skies made me aware of the stunningly bright colours of my surroundings and gave me a love of light and shadow, intense colour, textures and shapes.