"Every story ever told is a family story”, and this is how Diane’s books came to be. Her recent book “Mary of The Mayflower” was inspired by her ancestors who made the treacherous journey on the Mayflower, including brave Mary Chilton – first woman to set foot on to Plymouth Rock. Diane, an active life member of the Mayflower Society, wrote this book as a reminder to cherish our freedoms of beloved America.
Her first book “A Big Family Reunion with Sarah Lucy” was written after a family reunion, where cousins gathered. Adventures and excitement unfold in the magic of wooded forests, rivers and mountains. The upcoming digital book series “Creative Brush Strokes” will feature her oil paintings, watercolors, and sketches.
Diane has the talent to capture an image with a brush or pen, creating a fresh response in oil or watercolor. She explores rich colors, textures with subtleties of form and reflections.
Intuitive, fresh and appealing, her works range from the casual indifference of chickens and roosters, to a seashore, an intimate still-life, or even folds of textiles to elaborate intricacies of lace.
Following in the footsteps of her grandfather, Albert Mugleston, an immigrant from England, and Southern California Plein Air artist, Diane’s paintings have been exhibited throughout the world.
For thirteen-year-old Mary Chilton, every day is filled with adventure. Mary’s world is changed forever when her father announces that they will join the Pilgrims traveling to the New World in search of more freedom. Mary joins her parents aboard the Mayflower and starts the dangerous journey across the Atlantic Ocean.
Yellow Roses-- 16x20 - oil (Family Collection)