Diane received a Degree in Art and Design from Bradford College of Art in 1987. Since then she has worked as a freelance designer/ maker, selling her work through craft shops/galleries throughout the country. She has also co-owned a craft and design shop, worked as an Artist in residence at a school for several years and run textile printing workshops in secondary schools and for adult groups.
She is based at South Square, Thorton in Bradford where she has a studio. She largely works with printed textiles using Monoprint and Devoré techniques to create one-off fabrics from which she makes scarves, wraps, and framed pieces, latterly using machine embroidery to further embellish.
Her designs reflect her fascination with colour, pattern, light, rhythms and silhouettes found in the natural environment and enjoys the layering and depth that experimenting with Devoré (etched) velvet can demonstrate.
Diane sells her beautiful textile designs at art fairs and market events throughout the year, although she is especially busy during the christmas period. Her products are also available at stockists throughout the country.