I am inspired by the beauty to be found in nature – usually flowers and plants – although other images creep into my work from time to time… I love creating designs which explode with exuberant colour and lift the spirits. I enjoy abstracting elements of my subjects and exploring the texture of the brush marks which take on a life of their own. The majority of my paintings are in acrylic, sometimes with collage for texture and added pattern. Some of my works incorporate fabric and stitch, vintage and found objects. I am excited by finding forgotten ‘treasures’ and giving them another life… so I also create accessories from vintage and retro fabrics and buttons. I love rummaging in second-hand shops and browsing on ebay and have to find a way of putting my finds to good use!!
Diane runs craft workshops from her studio space on the first Tuesday of the Month.
See her facebook page for more details.