Dianne Flynn was born in Huddersfield, Yorkshire. She graduated from Manchester School of Art in 1973 and has been a full-time painter since 1976.
She has exhibited at the Royal Society of Portrait Painters, Pastel Society & Royal Overseas League, & has had many successful solo exhibitions at
galleries in Britain, France, Holland, Germany, USA and Canada. Her book "Portrait Drawing Techniques" was published by Batsford in 1979.
With her husband, the painter Paul Hedley, she has lived and worked in various places including London, Kent, Italy, France, and now in Exeter, Devon.