Diana Briscoe

I was born in Scotland and spent my early years living on the edge of Dartmoor in Devon where my passion for the natural environment was ignited. I have also lived in Adelaide, Hobart, The Marshall Islands and Perth. The Gap has been home for the last 28 years and I continue to be inspired by our beautiful surroundings.

Whilst always ‘making’ things, I had never considered myself to be ‘arty’ until I had the time after retiring from teaching in early 2020. Since then, I have explored painting in every medium but I particularly like the vibrancy of pastels and the excitement of watercolour – a bit like an unruly high school student, you never know quite what it will do but sometimes the results are magical!

The next exploration will be to expand my felting using the fleece as my paint. I have been fascinated by the art of Moy Mackay since I started felting and would like to attempt to recreate some of my artwork in felt.

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We asked Diana: 
"What inspired you to become an artist?"

I hadn't painted or drawn for about 55 years then 2020 happened! I love everything so trying all sorts of different mediums.