Diana Terry Greater Manchester, United Kingdom
Recently been able to work full time as an artist after a life combining other roles in the Arts and Heritage sectors. Trained originally as a potter and now still obsessed with materials and textures. Nature both internal and external is my starting inspiration.
I paint primarily in oil, but combine this with a variety of other media such as heavy gesso, mediums, inks and sometimes collage elements. I enjoy the process of developing areas as they emerge, rubbing back and building up, scratching into the surface and working with tools beyond the brushes, from palette knives and sponges to drawing implements, creating diversity in my mark-making.
My combination of landscape, figure and mood created through modern mixed media techniques allows me what could be seen as a contemporary interpretation of the sublime. I sometimes include solitary figures which are as timeless as the land, sea and sky, merging the inner with the outer world. It is the essence of a place that I capture.
My studio is in a Victorian cotton mill in the Pennines. OL5 9RR. If you have an idea in mind please contact me through this website.