Diane Wallace (b. 1971)
Currently lives and works in London, UK
People interest me, everyone has a story. There is no such thing as a “normal life”. I try to capture some of this in the individuals I choose to draw or paint. I hope that as well as a picture being pleasing to look at, it makes the viewer want to know more about the person and their story.
My paintings and drawings are figurative, but I use colour to explore something deeper in the subject, or convey certain emotions. I often do my initial sketches in oil pastel, as this can be a wonderful way to explore which colours to use in the finished piece. These are either oil or acrylic, depending on the feeling I want to convey.
Westminster Kingsway College, London — BTech Art & Design, 2001
A multidisciplinary course exploring Fine Art, Visual Communication, 3D Design, Fashion and Textiles, Photography and Digital Media.
2024 Salon Noir Summer Show, Group exhibition, 54thegallery, London
2023 Wimbledon Art Fair, Group exhibition, Wimbledon Art Studios, London
2022 The Last Hurrah, Group exhibition, Omega Arts, London
2021 Art4MentalHealth, Group exhibition, Electrowerkz, London
Private collection, London UK
Private collection, Plymouth UK