Diane graduated from Elam with an MFA (first class) in 2012. She was awarded the Elam Prize for painting and was the winner of the Glaister Ennor Masters Graduate Award. Prior to Elam, Diane's practice was primarily sculptural. Sculpture still informs her work through the perception and experience of space, illusion, materiality and light. Her work is influenced by Sol LeWitt, Brutalism and nature.