Diana, a professional painter and qualified designer, came to live on the Isle of Skye in 1992.
She took three years out to study for a degree in Interior Design, taking the opportunity to develop her ideas in stained glass at the Edinburgh Stained Glass House, and painting, drawing and sculpture at The Edinburgh College of Art. While she was there she was given the opportunity to combine these skills in the partial refurbishment of a house in Edinburgh New Town.
On returning to Skye Diana was asked to act as overall designer for the now famous, Three Chimneys Restaurant with Rooms.
Now Diana spends her time painting in the wonderful studio that she created as part of her home. This unique artists space interconnects with the house as a whole. Those visiting are encouraged to relax and take in the panoramic views from comfortable sofas or stroll through to the main Gallery space where the inspirational back drop of Diana’s environment takes shape on her canvases.
The studio overlooking the Minch to the Outer Hebrides on the Isle of Skye is where my inspiration evolves by continually observing the changing weather fronts.
Primarily concerned with fleeting nuances of climatic change and the differing moods of the sea and sky my paintings encompass distant forms of Hebridean Islands and their extensive shorelines.
I am particularly interested in the effects of the elusive ‘Skye light’; exploring the breaking up of the colour spectrum when effected by sea spray and land mists; capturing the essence of this extra-ordinary part of the world.