The natural world inspires Diane Cadrain's work by offering constantly-refreshed images of arresting loveliness. Tolstoy said, "Love all creation...love every leaf." In that spirit, Diane attempts to create images that combine fragility with strength and the evanescent with the eternal. Her fiber art, which has appeared nationally and internationally, and which hangs in several private collections, includes hand-painted fabric, felting, knitted embellishments, hand embroidery, and beading. Diane and her husband, Joseph Rubin, live in West Hartford, Connecticut and are the parents of three daughters.