Born in Northampton, Massachusetts. Diana Simard received her BFA in Painting from the University of Massachusetts Amherst. She works primarily in oil painting and monotype. Ms. Simard lives and works in Marfa, Texas.

Diana has been living and working in Marfa TX since 2012. She is also a docent with both the Chinati Foundation and the Judd Foundation. Her MSA classes incorporate art history and encourage self-expression.​