Diana Bradford Art
Diana loves to be inspired by nature, be it in the walks she does with her husband and three Samoyed dogs or being inspired by the textures and colours of bark, lichen, plants, stones, light and shadow of the forests and beach areas. She enjoys working in mix media and Inks. She enjoys incorporating stencils and mark making into her work.
Abstract Expressionism Paintings
Diana uses dyes,acrylic and oil paints to establish bright,translucent and vibrant colours and incorporates mix media in layers over her work. These colours come from her time living in South Africa and Mauritius. The cultures of these countries influenced her in application as well as the patterns and marks. She often brings in animals,birds and insects into her work.
Natural Earth Pigments
Some of her work has come about from memories as a child, crushing ocher's, mixing with water and painting on rocks. She also delighted in batik work and using natural dyes on fabric so she has brought this into her art by using these methods on paper and fabric. She makes her own paints from earth pigments and her natural dyes are made from her garden, surrounding areas and from the kitchen. They are softer earthy tones and are beautiful in their own right.