She graduated from Thompson High School in 1967 and studied art at Arizona State University. She holds undergraduate and masters degrees from the University of Montevallo. Her work has been exhibited in Alabama, Arizona and Virginia and is owned by private collectors across the United States and in Europe.
- McCray, Dian (2006) Amma's Magic Box
- Thomas, Sandra (April 19, 2010) "Art box magic." Shelby County Reporter
- Legg, Catherine (November 15, 2011) "McCray’s Art exhibit open house." Shelby County Reporter
- Dian McCray website