Diana Marshall was born in London, England, Studied Dress Design at Southgate and Barnet College, North London. and worked in that field in London upon leaving for several years.
She then spent a period traveling Europe, settling in Germany for a good many years before moving on to Southern Spain. It was here that she discovered her love of painting and studied under the well-known British artist Noel Gregory. Since then she has moved home yet again to live in County Galway, in the west of Ireland. She has found there that Irish people embrace both their art and artists, it is an ideal place to live, work and thrive.
She is a member of the UK based Society of Feline Artists and has exhibited at their annual show at the Llewellyn Alexander Gallery, London, England
She also exhibited 2012 in the 'Small is Beautiful Show' at Forge2 Gallery in Oxfordshire, England
She sells her work in Ireland through five main Fine Art Auction Houses
Painting is my ultimate 'job' the one that fulfills me everyday. I love everything about the process from the original idea, to the set up or scene captured, to the actual drawing and painting of the piece, that is what drives me to my studio to paint every day. My goal is always to strive to perfect and hone my skills and to enjoy the process which enriches my life..
For my still lifes I am always looking for new and different set-ups, lighting effects, interesting and sometimes unusual objects to depict. I also like to paint in series, which are similar in theme or format.
I am thrilled by the hunt for interesting objects to paint and can be found often at yard sales and thrift stores hunting for treasures.
I am currently concentrating my time on still life paintings in the style of contemporary realism. Although I sometimes like to veer off course and paint a short series of paintings with other subject matter, such as figurative or landscape paintings. A change is as good as a rest they say and it's really true for me.
My challenge is to create a piece of work that pleases me and to know that it may find a new home and give pleasure to somebody else as much as it has given me pleasure to create it, that is the icing on the cake!