My name is Diane and I am a wildlife artist with a twist. I have spent years trying to find my perfect medium and now I have. I use oil paint on wood. Any and all kinds of wood. The grain becomes the canvas and I let that dictate the picture that I paint. This way I create something wonderfully unique. There really can't be two pieces the same.
I cannot remember a time when I have not had a pencil or paint brush in my hand but always for my own pleasure. I only started selling my pictures in 2017 when I started painting my favourite subject, wildlife, on wood.
I use oil paint to give me the flexibility to paint fine detail, highly textured or a mixture of both depending on the wildlife I am painting. I paint on a variety of woods, all with their own individual character.
My inspiration comes directly from the wood, each wildlife image is chosen to complement the piece of wood.