Dianna Byczko (Ne: Segalin) has been interested in art all her life. She received her Creative Arts/Design Arts diploma from Georgian College and later received a post-graduate diploma in Therapeutic Recreation.
She is a founding member of Quest Art. She has shown her art in several shows over the years at the Huronia Museum; Centennial Museum, nelson Park Creative centre, MacLaren Gallery and Quest Gallery. She was part of the artist stable for Artemis Gallery in Parry Sound for several years. She has been a member of Nelson Park Creative Centre, Visual Arts Ontario and Quest Gallery and School of Art. Dianna has taught adult and children’s art in her art studio for over 20 years as well as teaching art as therapy at the PMHC and Hillcrest Village. Her work can be found in national and international collections.
After years of working as an artist, Dianna started writing. She quickly found the words flowing onto the page. The characters came to her as she wrote. It was like reading the story as she wrote the story. Upon finishing writing two novels, each has indigenous main characters she has embarked on a book of short stories. She is a member of a writing club.
As Dianna explores her aboriginal roots her work reflects the energy and spirit in all living things.