Dianne Greenway: Painting and Drawing
I did a Fine Art Honours degree in painting, in my late twenties at Coventry (Lanchester) Polytechnic, graduating in 1979; followed by an MA in the History of Art and Design.
My career in art education was studio and art history based. I worked as both lecturer and moderator in Further and Higher Education, including the Open University. Initially teaching art history, I went on to teach drawing, life drawing, painting, colour theory and portfolio development for many years.
In the 1990s, I also trained and worked as a freelance garden designer, eventually moving away from this to concentrate on my painting practice (and tend my own garden).
Finally, I retired from formal teaching in 2009, but run a private weekly class for adults in the village of Blackwell.
Working as an Artist:
Since 2005 I have been working with soft pastels, collage, charcoal, watercolour, pen and ink and mixed media. Observation and drawing are key elements in my work. I also use sketchbooks and photography
Subject matter is mainly from the natural world, geology, or local rural landscape but may include elements of still life.
Although I take a wide-ranging interest in art and illustration, I feel close to English artists of the 1930s and 1940s. These include Paul Nash, John Nash, Tristram Hillier, John Piper and C.E. Tunniclicliffe.
I have regularly exhibited in the Midlands where I am a long-term member of Warwickshire Open Studios and Leamington Studio Artists. I have been in many exhibitions in Coventry, both solo and open- entry, and in Birmingham, and the Cotswolds.
Most recently, my work has been shown in The Deasil Gallery, Leamington Spa, The Jam Factory, Oxford and The Alain Rouveure Galleries, Todenham, Glos.
My paintings are in many private collections and can be seen in The Terrace Arts Café in Seaton, Devon.
Forthcoming Exhibition: Warwickshire Open Studios 20 June - 15 July 2020 Burmington Village Hall, Shipston on Stour Please see WOS website or brochure for my opening days