Diane Malcha Oser is originally from Montreal, Quebec. From a young age she was interested in both music and the arts, attending the McGill University Conservatory of Music and art classes at the Montreal Museum of Fine Arts. As a young adult, she relocated to Vancouver, BC, where she attended the art program at Capilano College.
During the busy years of raising her two children, she continued to paint and teach piano. For a period of time she was able to return to Montreal and further her education at Concordia University Fine Arts program.
As an artist, Diane enjoys working with all mediums, though her particular favourites are oils and water colours. Another skill that Diane acquired is the restoration of fine oil and acrylic paintings, which she learned while apprenticing with a Master furniture restorer in Montreal.
For the past twenty two years, Diane has been living in the West Kootenay region in BC. Most of this time was spent in Salmo, BC, and she now lives with her husband Doug and their 3 cats and two dogs in Trail. Diane currently teaches piano and art.
Diane is an active member of the Federation of Canadian Artists, and won a Gold Award from the West Kootenay Chapter of the Federation of Canadian Artists in 2009, for her oil painting “Pixie-Dust and Friend”.
“I find that art is a meditation in which I love to transcend;
my love of nature and the world around us never ceases to amaze me,
the act of art is for me, a prayer.”