Born in Auckland, New Zealand and lived most of her life in Brisbane, Australia. Di and her husband have recently moved to live permanently in the Bay of Islands. Di’s background is in Interior Design having won several awards in the past for her work in this field. Drawn to Fine Art as a natural progression of her creative development, she began studying at the Brisbane Institute of Art, completing a Certificate of Fine Art in 2001, and then finishing a diploma in Fine Art in 2003. She then decided to take her art education further and studied at the QUT, Kelvin Grove in Brisbane; graduating with a Master in Fine Art Degree in 2004.