Diana studied Textile Design at Hornsey College of Art, and from 1973 designed home textiles with Cavendish Textiles, part of the John Lewis Partnership. Later she was employed as an interior furnishing designer for John Lewis, working with clients and architects in the domestic and contract fields.
Throughout her design career Diana continued her love of drawing and painting. She has always loved classical architecture, and enjoys painting unusual perspectives of buildings.
Visits to Italy led to a closer interest in architectural detail and statuary. The faded colours of peeling stucco and paintwork, and strong sunlight creating a pattern of shadows are a constant inspiration for her, as are patterns created by images such as scaffolding, or reflections in the glass of buildings.
Diana has exhibited and sold her work locally, in London, and overseas, where she has paintings in private collections in New York, Chicago, Brisbane, Paris, Florence and Tuscany.
Diana was elected to membership of the Bucks Art Society in 2016.