Magic Realism

Magic Realism

Magic realism is one of the most powerful drives in Diana's current painting project about contemporary fairy-tale magic. Let's then go back to the source, to Jorge Luis Borges (1899–1986) – the Argentinian godfather of this literary genre which blends dream and...

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Millennium Clock Tower

Millennium Clock Tower

Once upon a time the millennium clock tower used to chime with Johann Sebastian Bach's music every hour at the National Museum of Scotland. Nowadays, silenced under the COVID-19 pandemic museum closure, it still echoes in our collective memories. Is there a better...

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Hospitality at its Best

Hospitality at its Best

Have you been following the new MEET THE MEMBERS Instagram series? It showcases the practice of artists-members of this worldwide network of over 1,200 creatives at the Society of Scottish Artists also known as SSA. Today, Diana's work has come under the SSA...

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Bringing up Boys

Bringing up Boys

Is there a right way to bring up boys? Are we giving boys the tools they need to contribute to a gender-equal world? And how can we encourage them to identify damaging, learned behaviours without harming their self-esteem? These are some of the questions inscribed in...

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Collect Art Support Artists

Collect Art Support Artists

New support networks bypassing the museum and gallery gatekeepers have started re-defining the art world ever since the Corornavirus outbreak. Magnets for both emerging artists and their patrons, these networks have been proliferating on online platforms managed by...

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Life Drawing Live

Life Drawing Live

Did you join in from the 'comfort' of your lockdown the largest ever live, life drawing class on BBC 4 on 12 May 2020? You may have spotted Diana's vibrant drawing of the reclining nude figure as it was one of the uploaded works during the programme. See it pictured...

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Crying over Spilt Milk

Crying over Spilt Milk

Once upon a time an awful pandemic gripped the land. All artists, curators, mothers and children had to start homeschooling and working from home. Young children had to be sent on unnecessary quests to the kitchen or the garden, so that Mummy could have some peace in...

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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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