Art critique Liz Gilbert wrote, "Diana is an amiable artist with an infectious wit, who elevates everyday experience and domestic objects to benignly humorous levels."
In my work I have drawn inspiration from the compassionate spirit expressed in simple things, in unexpected ways. I create from my own life experiences, interpreting and transforming ideas into visual form. My latest works have been exploring our relationship with other species and our responsibilities as 'keepers'. Where are the pigs, where are they? Gallus Domestics, we are the keepers, Bumble Bees and 100 Sleeping Dandelions are some examples.
My latest works in progress are the Paper doll Portraits.
Since graduating with a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree from the University of Victoria I have been working in acrylics, graphite, watercolours, pastels, liquid plastic, clay and found objects of all sorts.
My work is in the Canadian Museum of Civilization and the Canada Council Art Bank. I have exhibited in Canada Place Expo 86; Bau-xi Gallery, Vancouver; Open Space, Victoria; Del Bello Gallery, Toronto; Transportal Exhibit, Berlin Germany; Burnaby Art Gallery; Surrey Art Gallery; Fort Gallery, Fort Langley; Art Gallery of Greater Victoria; Presentation House, Vancouver; Prague Museum of Agriculture, Prague, Science Centre, Ottawa; Michigan State University, Luz Gallery, Victoria, Collective Works, Victoria, Martin Batchelor, Victoria, Gage Gallery, Victoria, Trinity Western University, Langley, Place des Arts, Coquitlam, Robert Bateman Centre, Victoria and various solo and group shows locally and nationally.
I live and work in Chemainus B.C. with my husband and writer Craig Spence. To contact me about workshops offered or arrange for a studio visit please call 250-210-0921.
3298 Cook St. Chemainus, B.C., Canada, V0R 1K2