Diane Davies

Illustration by Mia Cross

A native of Philadelphia, Diane studied Fashion Design at Moore College of Art & Design. After moving to New York City, she began a career in graphic design and art direction and worked at several national publications, including Good Housekeeping, American Baby, Mode and Seventeen. After moving to the Boston area and having children, she studied photography and began work as a freelance photojournalist for the Winchester Star. As a portrait photographer, she valued idiosyncrasy and imperfection in her subjects, favoring their complex individuality over simple physical beauty.

In recent years, she has developed a passion for abstract seascape painting, seeking out the feeling and sense of place informed by her youth along the New Jersey shores with her mother. Her goal, always, is to capture this feeling, as transient and intense as a wave itself.