Diana Matney was born in Columbus Ohio. She has always loved drawing and painting. She has taken several college level art classes, mentored with Albert Handell, and continues studies of the art and writings of other artists. And, she has painted “miles of canvas” knowing that there is no substitute for making one's own art. Diana has been a professional artist since 2013 selling her paintings at summer art festivals and through her website,

Diana and her husband live in Goodyear, AZ.

An Anecdote

Diana remembers well an incident which happened in elementary school: She painted a wall mural of Christopher Columbus and Queen Isabella. One day Diana saw an area of the painting which she wished to change. She was in the process of making that change when a teacher, who didn't know Diana was the artist, walked by. Yes, she got into trouble but that is why Diana remembers the incident so well!