About the Artist

Diane Shantz is an award-winning graphic artist with 25-plus years’ experience in the editorial department at the Waterloo Region Record and Grand magazine. A versatile, passionate artist, Shantz not only created visually appealing page designs on a daily basis, but also innumerable illustrations depicting everything from societal trends to her personal favourite – vibrant florals to accompany the weekly garden column. Although she works in a variety of mediums, most of her personal art practice draws from watercolour and acrylic. She is also an expert in computer-assisted design. Shantz, who lives in Kitchener, Ont., has also participated in numerous workshops led by renowned artists including a graphics workshop at  Rhode Island School of Design and illustration courses at OCAD.

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