Diana Stoker

About Diana

I trained as a teacher in Glasgow and after a number of years working with some of the most deprived children in the city, I went to North Africa as a volunteer with International Voluntary Service. On my return to the UK I taught for the ILEA but after having my family worked in Adult Education running workshops for families helping parents to support their children’s education and to enhance their own. I worked for the City Literary Institute, Tower Hamlets and many other London boroughs.


My Work


Despite coming from a long line of artist/craftsmen, it was not until I retired that I was able to revisit and develop my interest in the visual arts.
I enjoy travel and make necklaces from beads collected in many countries including the Middle East and India. I also make hand printed silk scarves and have designed a wide range of black and white greetings cards.

In recent years I have developed a form of collage using my painted and printed papers to create landscape pictures. These papers may suggest a sky, the sea or a distant hill and allows me to explore my love of colour and texture. Much of my inspiration comes from the wild and solitary beauty of the hills of Scotland.
I hope my work will evoke an atmosphere of calm, bring back memories and perhaps lift the spirits of the viewer.

Exhibitions

  • Six Ways with Colour, Burgh House 2020
  • Climate Change is Real, virtual exhibition 2020
  • Primavera, Barbican Library 2019
  • Arboretum, Stevens House 2018
  • East Finchley Open Studios 2015-2019
  • East Finchley Arts Festival 2017-2019
  • 50/50 Highgate Literary and Scientific Society 2018
  • Almost Wabi Sabi, 2017
  • Regeneration, Ply Gallery 2017
  • Reflétions, Ply Gallery 2017
  • Breaking Boundaries, The Original Gallery 2016
  • Rhythm and Blues, The Original Gallery 2015
  • Morley Makers, Burgh House 2012
  • Morley College Exhibitions 2008,2009,2010, 2012
  • Wandsworth Artists’ Open Houses 2009, 2010

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