Homecoming

Homecoming

Has it been a month since I last popped in here for a curatorial chat? Is our summer well underway? Perhaps there is a more appropriate question when looking at Homecoming pictured here? Afterall, this is one of Diana’s paintings which has emerged in the heat of...
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...
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,...
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...
Waterlilies

Waterlilies

With the feature documentary Painting the Modern Garden: Monet to Mattisse still on my mind, I have found the motivation to finish my new diptych of waterlilies rondos. Still wet and fresh off the easel, I offered these new paintings of mine for sale at £100 each as...
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