BIO: Painter of plants, illustrator and arts tutor
Dianne first learned to paint intricate floral patterns on to china in the1980's when she trained as a design technician with Royal Doulton, Staffordshire.
In the late 1980s a move to Scotland allowed her to establish herself as an artist and illustrator, by the 1990's she was specializing in botanical subjects but took time out to study for a BSc Hons in Biology at the University of Aberdeen in 2003. She studied floral morphology in relation to reproductive success, which influenced here working practice. Thereafter, she spent some time working in arts and environmental education but continued to work as a artist.
In 2004 she was accepted by the RHS picture Committee and has exhibited several times, on four occasions being awarded medals.
Elected as a full member of the Society of Botanical Artists in 2012 and in 2016 co-opted on the SBA Council.
She was invited to join the the Sydney Royal Botanic Garden Florilegium in 2013.
She exhibits nationally and internationally, most recently at the ASBA 19th International, at the New York Design Center, where her work, Fritillaria imperialis 'Rubra'received an honorable mention.
In 2016 her Strongylogon macrobotrys, was exhibited at the Museum of Sydney and in 2018 it travelled back to the UK, where it was exhibited at the Shirley Sherwood Gallery, Kew.
Dianne enjoys travelling to paint and teach and is currently working on a project documenting selected plants from Bank's Florilegium.
She continues to work as a commercial illustrator and tutor of Botanical Art.