Diana's love of art began at an early age, many happy hours or her childhood were spent sketching, painting and crafting. Inspired partly by her Aunt who was then doing an Art degree and whom would sketch a lot on visits. Diana progressed to doing A'Level Art, but then despite the efforts of her Art teacher, she chose a career in Nursing. Fast forward almost 30 years to the Lockdowns of 2020, having had a career in Nursing, Belly dance, make up artistry and Complementary Therapies, Diana found her way back to painting.
It began first as a way to decorate her treatment room in order to be able to go back to work post first lockdown. As government guidelines advised the removal of all decorations. To stop the room looking so bare, Diana got out her paint brushes and painted a mural.
This lead on to experimenting with acrylic pour art, which then led to painting her first canvas.
By this time she was hooked and began painting more and more. In January 2021 Diana took a free course called 'Making Art Your Living' run by United ArtSpace. Whilst on this course Diana learned that she had found her style and that a love of trees and nature inspired her work. It was around February 2021 after creating works with acrylic and gouache mediums, Diana realised that acrylic paint was essentially plastic. This led to a journey of discovery and research into creating her own paints using natural earth pigments and plant inks. As well as experiments with recycling canvas and use of cardboard and other surfaces to paint on.
Encouraged and inspired she began to submit her work to on-line galleries, arts festivals and wherever she could find open calls. So far Diana has exhibited on line at Tebbs Contemporary Gallery, Doncaster Art Fair, Explorers Against Extinction, x3 Secret Postcard shows and Wirksworth Art Festival. Physical exhibitions at Cromford Mills, New Mills Festival Arts Trail, Tebbs Contemporary Art Gallery pop up Gallery London and in The Old Lock Up Gallery secret post card show, Cromford, Derbyshire.
Diana wishes her art to inspire a love of nature and a desire to conserve it.