Education  

2001–2004       MSc in Contemporary Art and Art Theory, Edinburgh College of Art,  Edinburgh                                       

1997-2001         B A (Hons) Fine Art (Drawing and Painting) with distinction in written dissertation, Glasgow School of Art, Glasgow

1970-1974         B A (Philosophy and Social Science) University of Sussex. Brighton, England.

1961-1964         Ruskin School of Drawing, Ashmolean Museum, Oxford    

Exhibitions     

2017

British  Craft Trade Fair, Harrogate

Summer Exhibition,  Cut the Mustard Gallery, Langholm

Summer Exhibition, Society of Equestrian Artists, The National Heritage Centre for Horseracing, Newmarket

Featured artist at Callander Summerfest, Callander, Scotland

2016

“Inside Out and Upside Down”  exhibition of drawings at Dunblane Museum Gallery, Perthshire

Forth Valley Art Beat  with Katherine Cowtan

The Horse in the Heart  – exhibition of work at Whitespace Gallery, Edinburgh

Christmas exhibition at Dunblane Museum Gallery, Perthshire

2015

Art in Action, Waterperry House, Oxford

Riccio Gallery, Dalkeith

Publication of book, “Draw Horses in 15 Minutes” by Ilex/Octopus Press

2014

The Horse in Mind”   Solo exhibition at Glasgow Art Club, Bath St., Glasgow

Bonnington 6, Shared exhibition at Patriothall, Edinburgh

  Art in Action, Waterperry House, Oxford

“Working from Life”   National Horseracing Museum, Newmarket

“The Horse in Art”    The Mall Galleries, London

(Norton Way Gallery Prize for best drawing in exhibition)

SSA Annual Exhibition 2014   Royal Scottish Academy, The Mound, Edinburgh, EH2 2EL

2013

Priory Arts Exhibition, North Yorkshire     

Turning Horse” drawing used as brand image of new Equus restaurant at Sandown Park racecourse       

Forth Valley Open Studios Showcase exhibition

Art in Action, Waterperry House, nr. Oxford

“The Horse in  Art”  The Mall Galleries, London.

2012

Made in Stirling” Stirling

Dancing Light Gallery, Whitmuir, Lamancha, Scotland

“The Horse in Art” with Society of Equestrian Artists, Menier Gallery, Southwark St, London

Edinburgh Fringe Festival Art and Design Fair, Edinburgh

   Changing Room, Stirling

Harley Gallery, Worksop, Nottinghamshire

“Runners and Riders: The Rise of Modern Horse Racing”

Royal Highland Show

British Craft Trade Fair

Red Tree Group exhibition

Edinburgh Printmakers Workshop exhibition

2011

The Hidden City

Edinburgh Fringe Festival Art and Design Fair, Edinburgh

Forth Valley Open Studios

Brancepeth Castle Craft and Design Fair, Durham

Royal Highland Show, Ingliston, Edinburgh

British Craft Trade Fair, Harrogate, Yorkshire.

2010

Myths and Legends: from the Ancient to the Modern, Edinburgh Printmakers Workshop

Christmas Art Show, Lillie Art Gallery

Christmas Collection Exhibition, Birnam Institute

Landmark Christmas exhibition, London                       

Emporium, Ropewalk Contemporary Art and Craft Gallery, Barton upon Humber

Forth Valley Open Studios

Edinburgh Fringe Festival Art and Design Fair

Royal Highland Show,

British Craft Trade Fair 

2009

Fife Printmakers Workshop exhibition

Edinburgh Fringe Festival Art and Design Fair

British Craft Trade Fair

Recent short coursesU101 “Design Thinking – Creativity for the 21st Century” (Open University) (2012). Architectural model- building course at Oliver Chapman studios, Edinburgh (2011); a week of intensive study in screenprinting withJoanna Kinnersley-Taylor in Glasgow (2010); a course in stone lithography at Edinburgh  Printmakers Workshop (2009); and a short course with textile artist Carole Waller at her studio in Bath (2008).  CPD study group, 6@Bonnington, with Edinburgh artist  Jenny Smith (2014). Summer school at Ruskin School of Art, Oxford, Human Anatomy with tutors Sarah Simblet and Eleanor Crook (2015).  Part-time course in life drawing and painting at Glasgow School of Art Continuing Education (2015-1016).
Employment  1984 to 2008

Self-employed as artist and craftworker.   Diana was a professional maker since 1984, for several years employing several people.  She and her team focussed on making things for people to use and wear.  In this she was highly successful.  Her work was sold in shops and galleries all over the UK, as well as in New York and Japan.  Her “exhibition spaces” during this period were her trade stands and her customers.

She now works principally as an artist.

InterestsHorses and horse-riding, current affairs, reading, films, travel, fitness, dance, martial arts, philosophy, new media, architecture, art, and meditation. Diana has travelled widely in United States, South America, Central Asia, China, Europe and Australia, and she finds travelling an essential source of ideas and inspiration. 

    March 2016

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