Diane L. Menzies is from Syracuse, NY. In 1987, she graduated with Distinction from the California College of Arts and Crafts in Oakland, Ca. She studied in Florence, Italy and also earned a scholarship to study with Wayne Thiebaud through the Santa Fe Institute of Fine Arts, Santa Fe, NM. in 1993. She has traveled extensively throughout North America and Europe,and has taught in both the private and public sectors. For over 10 years she has owned and operated a flourishing design, consulting, and custom painting business.

Diane has a strong passion and knowledge of the natural world, as is depicted in her paintings and drawings. She has been an exhibiting artist for more than 20 years. Her artwork has been shown, collected, and reviewed from Washington, DC., NY. state, to California and Italy. She currently resides in Jamesville, NY. Her artwork can be seen at the Broad Street Gallery and Gandee Gallery.