Diane graduated from Liverpool School of Art and Design with a Bachelor degree. She worked in the media industry and in public relations agencies for years, until she became a mum and she returned to her love of art and design and started working with textiles to produce quirky and colourful pictures. She then has taken to abstract paintings, using acrylics, oil pastels and graphite.
In 2016, Diane established her garden studio and gallery at her new home in Fowey, extremely close to the Cornish coastline, where she draws most of her inspiration.
Over the years, her artworks have been exhibited in Kent, Warwickshire and Cornwall. Diane’s artworks can be found in private collections in Paris, Dublin, Australia, South Africa and across the UK.
Artist's statement: "I start with a thought... an idea... an emotion... an image... And the picture evolves and emerges as I work. Firstly, I select my palette and then I paint in gestural strokes and washes. The resultant piece can sometimes appear by accident. I am a self-taught artist with a love of fresh, pure colour and simple forms. I hope to evoke the viewer’s creative mind as well as my artworks complementing the settings in which they are displayed. I love the unusual and the unusual often features in my work".
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