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Meet Diane Iverson

Diane Iverson was born in Fresno, California and raised in the small San Joaquin Valley farming town of Kerman. She grew up on a cotton, alfalfa and dairy farm. Climbing trees and catching frogs in the irrigation ditch were a normal part of her childhood and a solid foundation for her lifelong curiosity about nature. Nature subjects are a dominate theme in her work.

Diane is the author and/or illustrator of over 20 published books. Her illustrations are in the permanent collections of the Arne Nixon Center for the Study of Children’s Literature (Fresno, California) and the Mazza Museum of International Art from Children’s Books (Findlay, Ohio). She works primarily in colored pencil on Bristol board. She especially enjoys drawing North American birds. Her mural work (acrylic) can be seen at Highlands Center for Natural History in Prescott.

Diane is a founding member of the Coalition for Compassion and Justice of Prescott, Arizona, where she worked with people living in poverty for 18 years. The combined themes of social justice and environmental justice are seen in her artwork.

  She enjoys birding, hiking and teaching nature drawing at Highlands Center for Natural History. She is active in the Audubon Society and American Birding Association, and currently has a birding life list of over 680 North American species.

Diane and her husband, Doug Iverson, make their home in Prescott, Arizona. They have two daughters, seven grandchildren and one great grandchild.

Diane enjoys visiting schools and speaking to organizations. Contact her at ldianeiverson@gmail.com

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