Diane M. Baer: Diane grew up in Santa Monica, California. She attended Santa Monica high school, majoring in Art. She won an art scholarship to Chouinard Art Institute (a professional art school) and continued art classes at Santa Monica City College. Responsibilities of a young marriage dictated that Diane had to work to support her family, leaving little time to pursue her art interests. Diane still enjoys the art world today and may pursue her interest to create additional collage, watercolor and abstract art in the future.