THIS IS ME
My greatest pleasure is in evolving my art by experimentation with both IMPRESSIONIST and ABSTRACT photography with a smattering of everything inbetween. Whether it is with my camera or cellphone, I'm never bored.
The proposition of achieving a good result by moving the camera has intrigued me from day one, trying to create the not so picture perfect, sharp image. my preference is to give it a twist and to be less "record like" with an artistic flair.
This being said, my imagination takes me to a different place where I want to view my photography through "impressions" and “abstractions” rather than absolutes.
With both impressionism and abstract photography I use the camera as a tool, ‘my paintbrush’. My desire is to alter the context through the lens and create a different visual format.
These two distinctly different styles are meant to provoke a thought or question through its visual content.
It's a constant journey of discovery which is never boring.
Diane is the Arts Coordinator for the Waitakere Central Community Arts Council in Henderson, where she manages the day to day affairs of the art's council as well as event managing two large exhibitions for this organisation annually. In conjunction with her husband they have also developed an online event management application (Appworx), which encompasses everything from the inception to the delivery and execution of exhibitions. Her passion is photography in an off beat and contemporary style and all her exhibitions and workshops have been around this style of photography.
2010 Emotions with David Collier
2015 Leaving Reality with Murray Noble
2016 Home and About Boundaries
2017 Shifting Identities
2018 In a New Light
Diane has conducted workshops in Nelson in 2014 on Impressionistic Styles;
was a guest speaker at the Creative Photographic Indulgence Workshop on the Tweed Coast in Australia in 2014;
ran the Abstract and Mixed Media Workshop on Waiheke Island in 2015 with Ken Ball and Murray Noble;
was part of a team of three who held the Pushing Boundaries Photomedia Workshop in 2016 tutoring Abstract and Impressionism;
another Pushing Boundaries workshop in Akaroa on Abstract photography with Ken Ball, Wendy Verity and Murray Noble in October 2017 and
is set for another workshop on Labour weekend in 2018 on Waiheke Island with the same group.
Workshops cover theory and practice, giving a chance to learn the fundamentals and then get out there and test your learning; finishing with how to use editing to enhance your work.
Judging Diane judges at club and national level and has done for a number of years.
Books She has produced six books, three on Impressionism, two on Abstract photography and the latest on Fauvism in photography.