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Diana Hand

Painting, Drawing, Textiles


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About the Artist

Diana works in several media, including textiles, painting and drawing. Her paintings are abstract interpretations of the local landscape. She also paints and draws horses, both in a figurative and more abstract and expressive style. She will be teaching a workshop on Drawing Horses on 8th June in Gargunnock as part of Forth Valley Art Beat. Her landscape work is also shown at Westmossside Farm

Diana Hand is an established local artist who works in several different media, including textiles, drawing and painting. Each medium is a different language for her, requiring a special approach and mind-set. Learning a new medium is an exploration, not only in mastering the technique but finding her voice within it. She is always studying and learning, and is currently particularly fascinated by the complexities and mysteries of colour and composition.
Diana is a graduate of Glasgow School of Art and she has also recently studied with many fine teachers such as Alan McGowan (Edinburgh), Cynthia Bowles (Glasgow School of Art) and Martin Campos (Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Art, Philadelphia).
Her subjects include the local landscape, the human figure and horses. She will teaching a workshop on Drawing Horses on 8th June in Gargunnock as part of the Forth Valley Art Beat.


Additional Events

Diana will demonstrate the “three stage” process of building an equestrian drawing, as outlined in her book “Draw Horses in 15 Minutes” (Ilex/Octopus 2015). This will provide you with a basic framework, and you then have the rest of the day to work from your own ideas and images, or to gain inspiration from her library of books and photographs.

This class is suitable for all artists from complete beginners to those with more experience and is a great chance to share your love of drawing and of horses.

The workshop will take place between 10 am to 4 pm in the Gargunnock Community Centre, near Stirling. Gargunnock is a beautiful rural location looking out across the Forth Vallery towards the Highlands in the north. Our studio space for the day is a perfect space lit by large skylights and open to the adjacent garden area if weather conditions are right.

There are 10 spaces for the class, and the cost of the day is £45.000 payable in advance. For more information visit


Take the A811 from Stirling about 6 miles , turn right onto B822, follow road for two miles north across valley. Left at farmhouse in valley (FVAB signs here), follow track half a mile to Easter Poldar. Parking space available. No dogs please.


Easter Poldar Farm

Contact Details

Mob: 07403 414312
Email: [email protected]