Diana E. Brown SWLA was born in1929 in Cambridge. She is an artist and illustrator specialising in deer and local wildlife. She has always lived in the country. She works in watercolour and oils as well as pencil and pen. She prefers to draw from life, with particular attention to movement and character. After Graphic Design course at Tunbridge Wells School of Art, she studied with foremost Danish sporting/wildlife artist Leif Ragn-Jensen, who was also a prolific illustrator of books. Thanks are due to him, Eric Ennion and Maurice Wilson (both of whom were childhood idols, but not actually met until later in life) for their encouragement and friendship. She has illustrated a number of books and periodicals on deer, foxes, otters, ponies, carnivores and farming, and for 27 years contributed weekly illustrations for Bernard Price/Richard Williamson in a Sussex newspaper. She lived in Sussex for many years before moving to Scotland in 1973 to farm with her husband in Royal Deeside. She has exhibited with SWLA for 40 years, and elected a member in 1967.