Initially drawn to the west coast to pursue a career in snowboarding, Diane moved to the mountains to compete on the Canadian National Freestyle team. After retiring she founded a small online and brick & mortar store which inevitably launched her on her own creative journey. While working with fashion and commercial brands, Diane honed her skills as a textile and fibre artist, uncovering her own unique style. Today she works as a full-time professional artist, loving every aspect of the process, from concept to sourcing sustainable materials to the details of final installation.
As a fiber artist, Diane focuses on developing uniquely crafted pieces for each client, inspired by interesting pairings and textural combinations, natural dying techniques, and maintaining a natural, planet friendly process. Although not deterred by working in colour, Diane is inspired by the elements of texture and loves working in a neutral colour palette to play into the natural contrasts of different fibres.
Sustainability plays an extremely important role in Diane’s work, she ensures all her pieces and processes have a low impact on the environment and uses only natural fibres and dyes. While she works in all shapes, sizes and formats based on her clients’ needs, she always loves creating on a large scale. Her art is a reflection of her emotions and although often shy and introverted on first meeting Diane’s vibrant and warm personality shines through in her work. She shares her passion for fibre arts by teaching workshops and creating commissioned pieces for private residences, commercial and retail spaces, special events, and more.
Co-founded in 2017, The Den is a small collective art studio and store in the coastal town of Ucluelet, BC. It's a space for creatives and artists to come together, collaborate and support each other. Diane spends most of her days working in her studio at The Den, where you can also find a selection of local goods, art supplies and vintage treasures to shop.
1465 Cedar Rd. Ucluelet, BC.