Diana Neale

About

For over a decade now, I have been creating unusual photographic images which cross the boundary between photography and conventional art. I blend watercolour washes and photographs using digital software to create atmospheric, multi-layered textured images which I print on fine art paper in short print runs, normally sized A5, A4 or A3, stamped with my name and signature. 

More recently I have been painting, mostly in oils, sometimes layering the paintings with each other and with photographs.  I also enjoy experimenting with various printing techniques including linocut, monoprinting and collagraph, and use some of these to produce collages. The creative possibilities are endless, using different papers, paints, inks and a wide variety of materials to prepare a unique piece of artwork.  Prints of some of this work are for sale in the Paint and Print gallery of the website.

I have had work selected by the Royal Photographic Society, and by Black Swan Arts Open several times for their annual exhibition in Frome, Somerset. In 2018 I had my first solo exhibition at Wine Street Gallery in Devizes, Wiltshire. I am a member of Marlborough Open Studios, a collective of artists who open their studios to visitors, every weekend during July. I have been awarded both the Licentiate and Associate Distinctions of the Royal Photographic Society.