Farfield Mill

Daine Evans - Artist

Diane Evans studied at Central/ St. Martinís School of Art London (BA Hons Fine Art -Painting), where she was influenced by the working practice of tutors Tricia Gillman, Vanessa Jackson, Anthony Whishaw and Norman Ackroyd. Since graduating, she has lived in Italy, India and Singapore and recently returned to the UK to continue her practice as an artist. Diane specialises in pigmented collages with strong, semi-abstract forms. Silhouette shapes, achieved by stencilling, printing or cut- away collage are symbolic of vegetal forms; cells, leaves and seeds. Her imagery is rooted in the colour and shapes of the natural environment, celebrating life, growth and decay. Dianeís artistic process involves layering and scraping the paint surface, her works woven like fabric with its rips and tears.  Her largest body of work, painted in her Delhi studio, reflects the vital energy and vibrant colours of India. She combines Golden fluid acrylics, texture gels and pastes with pure pigment to describe richly coloured architectural palms and heavily contoured silhouettes of decoratively shaped tropical leaves. Relocating to Kendal in 2016, Diane set up her first studio in Cumbria at Fairfield Mill. Her practice continues to focus on nature, exploring its recurrent repertoire of forms and richness of surface texture in large scale works on paper and canvas.