Featured Artist

Fascinated by the transient and fluid nature of the world, Diane attempts to capture movement and energy through a direct and exhilarating union between herself, oil paint and canvas.

“Expression and meaning arise not from preconceptions, but
from discoveries made in the course of manipulating materials.” 

– Karen Walker, Art in America Nov.2008

During a conversation with her grand-daughter, then aged 13, Diane commented that as a child she always dreamed of going to Art School but when the time came could not afford to so left school to start a career in Personnel Management and Training.

At the time of this conversation, Diane was retired and her grand-daughter responded “If you really want to Grandma you can do that now!”

These wise words led Diane to embark on a B.A. Fine Arts Course from which she graduated with Honours in 2006.
Since then she completed three successful years as Secretary of Artists303, spent three years programming exhibitions at Ilminster Arts Centre and continues to develop her abstract style in oil paints.

Passionate about creating opportunities for emerging artists in Somerset, Diane is now Chair of the Somerset Contemporary Artists Network, many of whom are recent graduates of Fine Art from Somerset College.  Diane is also a member of Gallery4Art and exhibits with them regularly.
She is Somerset Art Works Representative in the Taunton area, and has recently been appointed curator at the creative innovation centre,  Taunton, www.creativeinnovationcentre.co.uk.

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Tel. 01823 352812