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Diana Ashdown

Statement

Diana‘s work explores natural forms, falling shadows are like fleeting and transient prints, in capturing them onto lino, she is exploring treasured memories of memorable events and places visited. Finding her Mothers old flower press, containing alpine flowers from distant times led her to create Collected Memories.

The print Lochranza – Arran, is part of her exploration of trees struggling against the elements, created using sharp cut lines and overlayed with transparent colours.

Diana has taught printmaking and mixed crafts at local colleges and taken commissions for soft furnishings, graphic design projects, wall murals and screen prints.

Diana is an active member of the Oxford Print Co-Operative, the Beds Bucks & Herts Print Society and the Oxford Art Society.

Education

Currently studying for an M.A Printmaking at Anglia Ruskin University, Cambridge.

Amersham College Dip. A.D, 1975 with distinction.

Prizes

Gainsborough House prize for graduate printmakers 2012, for the lino print June

Awards

Jane Muir start-up grant

2012 Exhibitions

  • Summer exhibition, Obsidian Gallery, Stoke Mandeville
  • Cambridge Buddhist Centre, Cambridge
  • Bucks Open Studios with The Core Group, Chantry Chapel, Buckingham
  • Oxford Open Studios with O.A.S at Bampton, Oxfodshire
  • Worlds Wife, Obsidian Gallery, Stoke Mandeville
  • Affordable At Fair, Battersea, London, with Edition 3
  • New Brewery Arts Centre, Cirencester, with Oxford Printmakers

2011 Exhibitions

  • R.K. Burt’s  Gallery, with M.A.P 2  Anglia Ruskin University
  • Winter Wonders Obsidian Gallery, Stoke Mandeville
  • Ginny Gray at Edinburgh Art Fair
  • Waterperry Gallery, Oxford
  • Woodstock Art Trail