About My Work

I like to experiment with different materials from papier collé to print making and to mix these materials with drawing and painting. I also like to work with different surfaces.

News Update:  Since my succesful show in 2014 at the Anteros Foundation Gallery, Norwich, I repeated it with new material in 2018.  I also had work in the “Discerning eye”at the Mall galleries in London, and at the Norfolk Contempory Arts Society, at the Forum in Norwich.  I exhibited in Norwich’s Black History month, showing  paintings based on Aesops Fables, in 2017.

I am also a Member of the Norwich 20 group of Artists, and have  often exhibited in their many exhibitions,  at the Undercroft, (Top of Norwich Market place) , last year and the glass Gallery at Riverside,  and at the Forum in Norwich (and will be in thier forthcoming show at the Forum.)

You can see their website here:  https://www.norwich20group.co.uk/

 

I teach techniques in portraiture and drawing,  in small groups privately, including undertaking individual tuition for GCSE and A level exam students. 

For more  mature students, myself  having retired from teaching Art and Life drawing in adult education, I am happy to share my love of art with others with more time to paint. I have been approached by several retired people wishing to start painting/drawing, and it is a joy to pass on the knowledge I have learned as both a professional painter and a teacher of artistic techniques.

I am holding sessions on Mondays 10.00am -12pm at my Studio/ home,  in Norwich.

In Addition I take on portrait commisions for solo or family groups.

For details please contact me on 01603 667302 or email:dianalamb@virginmedia.com.

My themes re-occur – windows, curtains, out of focus images – these are like memories. I use the nostalgia of Autumn and memories delicate and fragile like the butterflies easily torn as one’s emotions can be torn apart so sometimes the images are strong, then they can become dis-embodied, easily dismembered.  I like to use the things around me that I immediately experience which dictates the subject matter – thus the butterfly series from fragile memories easily damaged butterfly wings to an interest in the actual species.

The curtain series based on memories – from things dimly remembered then re-occurring veiled. The leaf series based on my favourite season – Autumn – walks looking at the leaves which became icons again, remembering the years and what is to come so they are both personal and I hope, strong images from what happens in my life.

 

Diana Lamb