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Society of Scottish Artists

Society of Scottish Artists

The Society of Scottish Artists – this artist-led organisation founded in 1891 and run by artists for artists – is made up of over 1,200 members spanning every conceivable art practice. Diana has been a member since 2015 and have just updated her annual membership...

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Cycling to Isle of Lewis

Cycling to Isle of Lewis

With galleries and museums still closed, it is reassuring to see that a gallery can throw open its doors and re-imagine its traditional open group exhibition format. Hulabhaig Gallery is one such gallery which welcomes even those Edinburgh-based artists, like Diana,...

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Cycling in a Dream

Cycling in a Dream

The French art critic and writer Guillaume Apollinaire coined the term surrealism in March 1917. Some 100 years later artists still find this style that calls for the juxtaposition of uncommon imagery as if in a dream, irresistibly pertinent. It was exactly in 2017...

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A Grain of Sand

A Grain of Sand

Staying with the Sea World theme which often re-occurs in Diana's works, let's take advantage of the good Scottish weather (a rare occurence!) and head to the beach. No need to break the lockdown restrictions and venture too far for too long to reach the shore. Just...

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Longing for Biodervisity

Longing for Biodervisity

Following the slow curatorial quest of finding out who inspires Diana to go to her studio every day even in these times of quarantine, I stumbled upon the kindred spirit of the fellow artist Nicoletta Tomas Caravia. I was intrigued as the quest led us to Mohammad...

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Kindred Souls

Kindred Souls

Who are the artists' influencers? Who are the kindred souls that artists can identify with and feel propelled by in their artistic inquiry and expression? These are some of the curatorial questions I had in mind but the answer that Diana provided came somewhat...

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Pedal Power

Pedal Power

Here is another dispatch from my virtual curatorial residency at Diana's studio. The freedom and aesthetics of cycling seem to revolve around her work. At least two watercolours and four paintings invite us to pedal through city centres and country lanes, even through...

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Sketching Sunflowers

Sketching Sunflowers

Seedling nurseries at the nation's windowsills might be one of the pandemic lockdown subcultures. While watering my daughter's sunflower buds this morning, I was reminded of Diana's painting of ripe with seeds yet rather melancholic sunflowers here. It was a...

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