The author, P Diane Chambers - Mother’s Day morning selfie, 2022. Just a bit of lipstick & natural light. Hair curled by God. 😊
Environmentalist, Humanitarian, Teacher, Presbyterian elder and Artist - https://pdchambers.wixsite.com/artist
Diane was born in Mississippi and grew up in the Air Force, living 4 years in Africa. She taught in the public schools in Westchester, Illinois, and Oak Brook, Illinois for 35 years. Diane retired to Asheville, North Carolina in 2005. She moved to Durham, North Carolina in 2017. Diane now lives with her son, Jonathan - an electrical engineer for Wolfspeed - and her dog, Mindy, in Durham, North Carolina.
BS Degree in Education in 1969 from Indiana University with an Art minor
Master’s Degree in Education in 1975 from Northern Illinois UniversityAdditional 56 Science Graduate hoursArt Classes at the American Academy of Art in Chicago, 1977-1980AB Tech Watercolor Classes in Asheville, NC, 2009-2011Years of group art classes from 1975 -2022
Elementary Teacher, K-8th for 35 years - mostly Science, western suburbs of Chicago.
Super Saturday Watercolor Painting Classes, 2007 & 2008Taught beginning Watercolors Classes for OLLI Asheville, 2011-2017 & for Creekside in 2020.
1990 - Illinois State SCIENCE Teaching Award
2004 - Illinois Teacher Humanitarian Award
2008 - featured on back cover of Western North Carolina Women’s Magazine
2012 - featured in AARP Calendar - 3 watercolor paintings
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