Watercolour sketch of horse

Drawing Horses with Diana Hand at Callander Summerfest

 

i shall be holding a day-long workshop on 29th July in St Andrews Church Hall, Leny Road, Callander, FK17 8AL  from 10 am to 4 pm.  The cost is £30, including basic materials.

The subject will be horses, drawing horses, in whatever form you like.  I will demonstrate my approach and then it is up to you to create your own interpretation, as freely or precisely as you wish.  I will guide you through the basics of proportion and anatomy and drawing materials and paper will be supplied.  Please bring along any images or additional favourite materials.

I look forward to seeing you and sharing my love of horses.

Thank you to everyone who came along and worked so hard.  We had SUCH a good day.

Here are some details from student drawings, experimenting with different media

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Palace House Newmarket

Society of Equestrian Artists Summer Exhibition, Palace House, Newmarket

The Summer Exhibition of the Society of Equestrian Artists

at the National Heritage Centre  for Horseracing & Sporting Art . in Newmarket

The exhibition coincides with Europe’s Premier Midsummer Sale at Tattersalls and The Moët & Chandon July Festival at Newmarket Racecourse
I will have two pieces in this exhibition and am thrilled to be showing work in this beautiful venue.
Silver Beauty mixed media on paper Abstract Horse oil on canvas

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The Family oil and paint on card

Cut the Mustard Summer Exhibition 10th June to 24th August, 2017

Grey Silver mixed media on paper The Family oil and paint on card

 

Cut the Mustard is a private gallery, representing 60 different artists, makers and jewellery designers.   It is owned and run by photographer Barry Young, and jeweller Lisa Rothwell-Young.  In their words

“We run 5 or 6 different exhibitions each year, alongside a gift area and our jewellery room.  Our artists sell their work in the gallery for the same as they would via their own website or studio (there are no inflated prices here) just beautiful work (ceramics, sculpture, glass, printmaking, textiles, paintings, photography, wood etc) and a friendly welcome.”

We’d love you to come and visit us in the pretty, former mill town of Langholm, approx 20 minutes from junction 44 of the M6.  We’re pretty central, about 1.5 hours from Glasgow, Newcastle upon Tyne, Edinburgh and the South Lakes.”

I shall be exhibiting originals and fine art prints in this exhibition.

 

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Tigh Mor, Loch Achray

Tigh Mor Trossachs Art and Craft Fair, Loch Achray, Stirlingshire CANCELLED

Tigh Mor, Loch AchrayTHIS EVENT HAS BEEN CANCELLED

 

I will be showing a selection of my work as part of the art and craft fair at Tigh Mor Trossachs Hotel,  between 10am and 12 pm on 22nd June, 2017.

Tigh Mor Trossachs, the ‘big house in the Trossachs’, was a sadly neglected former hotel when it was rescued and restored to its former glory. Following a multi-million pound restoration and development programme, Tigh Mor emerged every bit as magnificent as it was in its heyday when Queen Victoria stayed there. Today it provides a choice of outstanding holiday apartments and cottages.

With magnificent views across Loch Achray, Tigh Mor offers a romantic introduction to the magnificent scenery of Highland Scotland – a land of craggy mountains, deep-cut glens and shimmering lochs, purple heather moorland and green forests

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HIGHLAND SHOW heavy horses

Drymen Show 27th May, 2017

Young Clydesdale mareI will be visiting Drymen Show on 27th May, 2017, with a trade stand featuring my work, including fine art prints and a range of equestrian-themed gifts.

This is the first time I have been to this show, and I am looking forward to meeting customers from the farming and equestrian world.  I hope to meet some of the beautiful animals as well.

 

Racing Canter Black horse charcoal drawing lo res

Diana Hand, resident artist at Creative in Callander Summerfest 2017

Canter Black horse charcoal drawing lo res MUGI have been invited to show my work at the Creative in Callander Summerfest, Stirlingshire.

There will be a selection of prints, cards, calendars and mugs for sale, as well as copies of my

book “Draw Horses in 15 Minutes”.  This event runs from 15th July to 29th July, 2017.

Further details available soon.

To accompany this exhibition I shall be teaching at a drawing workshop on 29th July, 2017.

Charcoal 3 two horses in paddock charcoal drawing

Society of Equestrian Artists annual workshop in Somerset.

Porlock Society of Equestrian Artists ExmoorI am thrilled to announce that I have been awarded a Bursary to attend a week-long residential course in Porlock from 2nd to 9th June, 2017.  This is organised by the Society of Equestrian Artists, and is a great opportunity to draw and paint from living equestrian models in a beautiful setting on the Somerset coast, and to spend time with other artists and teachers who share my passion for horses.

I am absolutely delighted at this opportunity.

 

 

 

Stallion charcoal and wash on paper MUG

Teaching workshop by Diana Hand in Callander, Stirlingshire

Silk scarf square with stallion horse design

I shall be holding a teaching workshop at the Kirk Hall, Callander on 22nd July, 2017.  The day will run from 10am to 4pm, with a break for lunch.  Simple materials will be provided and I will be focusing on a free and expressive approach to drawing horses, partly based on the techniques presented in my book “Draw Horses in 15 Minutes”.  Maximum number of participants is 10, and the cost for the day is £30 per person.  I look forward to seeing you and sharing our love of the horse!  Please contact me for further information on info@dianahand.com

This event is part of Callander Summerfest.

Talk magazine equestrian

Diana Hand featured in TALK local business magazine

 

 

Diana Hand’s art is featured in the quarterly rural update of  TALK business magazine

This is appropriate since my studio is an old barn in remote farmland, and I travel there each day from a nearby village.  Because I am an equestrian artist I like the animals and the peace and quiet, but need to get out into the world from time to time!

Social media is a huge opportunity for artists.  I plan to make the most of my website, and find new ways of engaging with the public through Facebook, Instagram, Pinterest and more.  Engaging with people online could alter the way I think about my work, and allow me to explore new avenues.  I have been going to local workshops organised by Digital Boost, and doing on-line courses to increase my digital skills

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