Winner of BBC Wildlfe Artist in the category British Mammals; selected or shortlisted by the Society of Wildlife Artists, SW Academy, The Royal West Academy; member of Devon and Sussex associations, Diane Bailey is emerging as one of the most exciting contemporary wildlife artists today.
With a background of zoology and architectural design she produces well-structured, composed pieces which are at the same time intuitive, energised and vibrant.
'I want my images to be striking from a distance but also stand up to close scrutiny. This often means attention to tiny details whilst still maintaining energy and looseness'
'There needs to be a relationship between the painting and the person viewing it'
'I tend to work quickly in the
initial stages, often with little preparation, just covering the surface with colour and seeing where that leads'
Selected work can currently be seen in the following places:
Artisan Gallery, Chagford