I cant overstate how happy i am with my painting! My close friends arranged for my Cocker Spaniel Dog (Jake) to be painted for my 40th Birthday, and it is without doubt the best gift i have ever received! Stunning painting which completely captures Jake's personality! I cant recommend Diane's artwork enough! Amazing!!Darren Butler
I bought a commissioned painting off Diane and am absolutely over the moon with the response to my ideas and the quality of painting. Absolutely recommended.creative mothers project
Each artwork comes with a signed Certificate of Authenticity. The certificate is about a specific painting and is to demonstrate that the painting is authentic. It contains details about the artwork like when and how it was produced; the artist name, the work’s exact title, year, the dimensions of the art and the medium used. Sealed with the artist signature.
"My husband and I are about to retire from Derbyshire back to our southern roots, but specifically, westwards to our soul home of Cornwall. We're a couple of nature nuts, and know the western end of the county like the backs of our hand - your two superb pieces of original artwork will really "warm" the brilliant white walls of the new Cornish home we hope we'll soon be moving into! The two paintings absolutely capture the places on a couple of our favourite walks from Gwennap Head. The colours and textures do the subjects especial justice and really capture the mood of the locations, frankly impossible through an equivalent photograph. We are utterly impressed - first class - what a talent, Diane!"Maria Claughton
My Artistic Search for…More! In school I learned about line, form, light and shadow, I learned these skills carefully and aimed to recreate what I saw on the page. We used acrylic paint and I was good at this; able to create an accurate representation of what I was copying. This was praised at first, then criticised. After being taught how to capture what I saw accurately I was then encouraged to be inaccurate. Students around me were being applauded for originality, intention and concept – more than skill and technique.
As an artist I want to capture your interest within seconds. They say that a picture is worth a thousand words; I like to talk to my readers in a glance. And perhaps, in that glance, a piece of art can move you in an inexplicable way; it can suggest, evoke and enthrall. Perhaps art can’t change or save the world, but I believe it can help to change or save the individual. It certainly did for me.
Newquay’s Arts and Culture Festival Art8 brings together the community and covers many areas of art; events, exhibits and workshops involving film, craft, spoken word, dance, photography, theatre, music, literature and more. Art8 returns to Newquay from 18th – 20th May 2018 . Steam Bar will be partners for the 2018 festival hosting a range of exhibitions and events over the weekend alongside other local venues.