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WH Lane & Sons Best in the West XXVIII Auction

Best in the West Art XXVIII Auction

Two of my paintings are taking part in the WH Lane & Sons art auction on 15th February 2018 “Best in the West XXVIII. The sale includes major works from the 18Th C. To Newlyn , St Ives & Modern British Schools Of Painting.

WH Lane & Sons are Specialists in Fine Art, the Applied Arts and general Estate Collections. They hold major sales a year with paintings from the 16th to 21st Century works.

On the day of the auction you can either bid in the room, leave a commission bid with them to execute on their behalf, arrange a telephone bid or go online to


LOT 365

Lion Contemplation

Original Contemporary Wildlife Portrait Painting by Diane Griffiths.

Acrylic on 1.5″ box canvas with painted sides, 76x51cm/30×20″ (2016).

This lion was inspired by a photo I took during the open day at the Big Cat Sanctuary in Smarden near Ashford in Kent. My inspiration was an African lion who was relaxing in the sun looking rather contemplative. His mane was enormous; wavy hair surrounded his face and reached out way beyond his facial features.

Lions are seen as the ‘king of the jungle’ and the royal touch of blue helps to portray his majestic beauty and strength. I’m really pleased with this piece. You are initially drawn to the eyes and then follow the movement of the mane around the painting; it’s a fluid painting with the lion emerging from the centre.

LOT 483

St Michael’s Mount Sunset

Original Contemporary Cornish Landscape Painting by Cornish Artist Diane Griffiths.

Acrylic and enamel on canvas with painted sides, 76x61cm/30×24″ (2016).

This is a large, bright and uplifting painting of a magical place drenched in magical colours. The sky is a compositional flurry of clouds, saturated with the rich buttery energetic colours of the setting sun. St Michael’s Mount sits majestically on the horizontal with the causeway stretching across the canvas.