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Diana Hand

Painting, Drawing, Mixed Media

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About the Artist

Diana is an experienced artist and crafts-person. She finds inspiration in abstract colour and shape and also in the energy and beauty of the horse. Her current work combines both these elements, and includes a range of paintings and drawings based on the natural grouping and relationships of horses.
Come and meet the artist and enjoy free refreshments in a beautiful setting.

Some of her subjects are equestrian "families" observed daily on walks in the Stirling area.

This work is part of an exhibition planned for Edinburgh Palette in July, 2022, and during Artbeat will be shown in a large barn space next to Diana’s studio. Visitors are most welcome to explore and enjoy free refreshments. Diana will be available to talk about her art work and her special interest in horses. She will also be showing prints, calendars, cards and mugs, as well as her ever-popular hand-dyed silk velvet scarves.

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Additional Events

Class/Workshop 'The Art of Drawing Horses':
Gargunnock Community Centre on Saturday, 11th June, 10am-4pm | £55.00

Diana has taken great pleasure in sharing her artistic journey and experiences with others over the past five years. In 2014 she was commissioned by Ilex Press to write and illustrate “Draw Horses in 15 Minutes”. This book includes an emphasis on spontaneous drawing as a starting point and shows how to develop both the accuracy and the linear and tonal qualities of the drawing without losing that initial burst of feeling.

In the workshop students will begin by free mark-making with charcoal, and then continue by using imagination or favourite personal imagery to develop expressive drawings. Many people in Diana's classes have experienced a revelation as they realise perhaps for the first time ever that they really are able to draw and in the process to express their love of horses. Details of the workshop can be found in the Artbeat brochure and at https://dianahand.com/product/the-art-of-drawing-horses-workshop-11th-june-2022/.

Directions

Take A811 from Stirling 6 miles to roundabout near Kippen. Turn right past Woodhouse north onto B822, follow road across valley about 2 miles. Turn left at farmhouse (FVAB signs here). Continue down track to Easter Poldar farm NO DOGS PLEASE.

Address

Easter Poldar Farm
Thornhill
By Stirling
FK8 3QT

Contact Details

Tel: 07403 414312
Email: [email protected]
Web: dianahand.com

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