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Dianna, a mixed media artist of color pencil, pastel, and oils, currently lives in Saline, Michigan. She grew up in Kane, Pennsylvania where her love for art began at an early age. Her father provided the spirit to help her believe in herself and her mother provided her with art lessons from a dear friend. She attended Edinboro State University and received her Bachelor of Science degree in art education. After leading a high school art program at Rocky Grove High School in Franklin, Pennsylvania for many years, she moved to Saline, Michigan with her husband where they began raising their family. She took a hiatus from her oil painting to raise their three children for approximately ten years after which her passion to draw ignited once again. Christmas of 1999, Dianna’s husband gifted her with a complete set of Prismacolor color pencils and it didn’t take long for her to realize that she could get the same vibrancy of oil paints with her Prismacolors using the burnishing method. She was hooked! Over the last couple of years she has begun introducing oil pastels into her color pencil work and recently returned to her true love of oil paints.
SOLO EXHIBITIONS 2014 My Favorite Cafe  Saline, Michigan 2010 Eagle Crest Conference Center January - April 20, 2010 2008 Featured Artist     212 Art Center   Saline, Michigan 2006 Pfizer Gallery   Ann Arbor, Michigan 2005  Serendipity Studio   Saline, Michigan .   GROUP EXHIBITIONS 2012 Colored Pencil Society of America 20th Annual International Exhibition; The Carnegie, Visual and Performing Arts Center, Covington, Kentucky; July 13 - August 30, 2012; Opening Reception from 4:00 - 6:00 p.m., Saturday, August 4, 2012. 2011 Colored Pencil Society of America 19th Annual International Exhibition; Charles W. Eisemann Center, Richardson, Texas; July 2011. 2010 Colored Pencil Society of America 18th Annual International Exhibition; The Art Museum of Los Gatos, Los Gatos, Ca.; July 22- August 20, 2010 2010   Michigan Fine Arts Competition,  Birmingham Bloomfield Art Center, Birmingham, Michigan,  April 2 - May 7, 2010 2009 “Line by Line – Three Women working in Colored Pencil”, Hudson Gallery, Sylvania, Ohio              2007 “Getting Real”, Mallett Creek Library   Ann Arbor, Michigan 2007  Keller Williams Real Estate   Ann Arbor, Michigan
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