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Diana Kingston

WEST CORK PAINTER

Diana Kingston 6            Diana Kingston 9
                                             Feathered Friends 3                                                                                Feathered Friends 6
                      Oil conte and charcoal on canvas 60cm x 60cm                                            Oil on black gesso 30cm x 30cm            


Having studied at the Crawford I began my career as a hyper-realist, often featuring self-portraits, and had two exhibitions at the Tom Caldwell Gallery in Dublin in the Eighties. Next I began to look outward into the natural world and became a beachcomber gathering the detritus of the seashore: crab claws, shells, feather and stones. I would subject these to minute scrutiny - homing in on specific details. The resultant works often had an abstract feel to them. In recent solo exhibitions in the Heritage Centre in Dalkey and in the Triskel in Cork I have created more immediately figurative work in my studies of fish and fowl. I also began at this stage to experiment more with mixed media. The fish studies focus on colour (blue, turquoise, slate-grey) and pattern. With the hens and cockerels I try to capture the chutzpah of these feisty creatures. They have a special resonance for me as they transport me back to the West Cork farmyard of my childhood.


Diana will be holding a solo exhibition in the Allihies Copper Mine Museum
from July 21st to August 22nd.

Diana has exhibited in the following galleries:

August 2015 at the Blue House Gallery, Schull
July 2015 Doswell Gallery, Rosscarbery

She recently had a solo show at the Triskel Arts Centre,
and in the Taylor Galleries December group show.

Diana accepts commissions and can be contacted on 086 852 6523
and by email on dianadalkey@gmail.com
and her work can be seen on her website,

www.dianakingstonartist.com


and can be purchased from her studio.


Diana Kingston 17
Beara 1    Oil & mixed media on board    30cms x 40cms



Diana Kingston 15
Beara 2   Oil & mixed media on board   28cms x 35cms



Diana Kingston 14
Beara 3     Oil & mixed media on board    28cms x 35cms



Diana Kingston 16
Beara 4   Oil & mixed media on board   20cms x 20cms



Diana Kingston 12
Wicklow Snow 1    Tinted charcoal on paper     50cms x 75cms

 

Diana Kingston 11
Wicklow Snow 2    Tinted charcoal on paper     50cms x 75cms



Diana Kingston 13
River Bank    Charcoal and pastel on paper    50cms x 75cms


      Diana Kingston 4  
Feathered Friends 1
Oil gesso and charcoal on canvas 80cm x 80cm



Diana Kingston 1
Salmon
Oil and mixed media on board 30cm x 30cm



Diana Kingston 7
Feathered Friends 4
Oil on black gesso  30cm x 30cm



Diana Kingston 3
Mackerel
Oil and mixed media on board  74cm x 54cm
Diana Kingston 5
Feathered Friends 2
Oil gesso and charcoal on canvas  80cm x 80cm



Diana Kingston 2
 Lobster
Oil and mixed media on board, 48cm x 48cm




Diana Kingston 8
Feathered Friends  5
Oil on black gesso 30cm x 30cm





Diana Kingston 10
Feathered Friends 7
Graphite and conte on paper  36cm x 36cm



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