Oil by Diana Booth
Across the Valley I
I have lived in the South Hams, Devon for many years. Some time ago, after finishing my teaching career, I returned to painting with renewed vision and energy exploring a vibrant approach to painting. The coastal areas close by with their hidden wild beaches and coves by are incredibly beautiful filling me with awe and inspiration to paint.
Visits to my daughter in New Zealand have also provided me with amazing experiences where the wild coastlines are a wonderful stimulus to me as a painter. Whether at home or abroad the effect of constantly changing light on sea and landscapes evokes strong emotions, which I then attempt to express in my art.
Delighting in the flexibility, malleability and rich colour of oil paint I paint in a contemporary energetic style. I enjoy using a palette knife and experimenting with various ways of applying the paint to achieve the desired effect: knives, brushes, rags and fingers all come into play! My work evolves as I constantly strive to capture the essence of my subject.
I have exhibited widely in the area and my work is in collections in Europe and Australia. During Spring and Summer 2016 I was a resident artist at The Gallery Studio, Dartington.
Oil on Deep Edged Canvas