Central Okanagan FCA

Diana Palmer

"Heart of the Dragon" by Diana Palmer, AFCA

Diana Palmer

Diana Palmer was born in Armstrong, BC, and raised on a farm in the back country of the Okanagan Valley. Growing up in a remote area with no near neighbours, no telephone and no electricity for television left Diana with lots of time as a child to hone her drawing skills. Encouraged by her family, she drew pictures of the plants, wildlife and landscapes that surrounded her and eventually this childhood pastime grew into a passion for art.

After graduating from Vernon Senior Secondary in 1980 with an arts scholarship, Diana moved to Vancouver to pursue an education in the art field. She holds a Fine Arts Diploma from Langara College (2 years) as well as a Graphic Design and Commercial Illustration Diploma from Capilano College (3 years). She also studied Visual Arts and Arts in Context at Simon Fraser University for a year.

Diana worked for various galleries in Vancouver before becoming a freelance graphic designer and commercial illustrator. She returned to the Okanagan Valley in 1995 and presently resides in Kelowna, BC, where she continues to indulge her passion for art.

Watercolour, acrylic and soft pastels are Diana’s mediums of choice, depending on what she feels the chosen subject matter dictates. Like her interests, her subject matter varies greatly: landscapes, wildlife, still lifes, florals, street scenes and the occasional portrait.

Email: palmerart@shaw.ca
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