Diane Panchaud, born near Andover, England 1958 immigrated to Australia in 1968. She studied at the National Art School 1975-1979. Diane lived in Germany 1981-1983. She studied at the Australian National University 1984. Post Graduate A.N.U. 1996-1998, Post Graduate University of Canberra in Education. 2001. Continuous Professional Development, concentrating on "Behavioral Management" and "Curriculum Development".
Currently Diane is working as Art Teacher at Quamby Detention Center in Canberra.
She is interested in providing young people with strategies that can help them to cope in society. Teaching art in the Detention Center enables her to participate with a part of society that is disadvantaged in many ways. Her role is to give them the vehicle for expression and to give them the skill to produce work of a high standard.
As an artist Diane Panchaud sits in the marginal area. She has had numerous shows both in Australia and overseas and always has produced art as part of her own need to express.