About Me....

Ever since I was old enough to hold a pencil, art has been my most consuming passion and I wanted only to "be an artist". I see inspiration everywhere and try to delineate the idea of multitudinous facets of nature working together in harmony without man's intervention.

For me, art is about Love and about looking beyond the outward physical sense of things …to see the spiritual qualities that these things represent.

I know a Vietnamese monk who is a famous sculptor and when I asked him why he thought artists have an intense need to create; he replied,

"Because the bee must make honey"!

I love that statement! I actively find what is special and beautiful in all things and share that with you…and because "the bee must make honey!"

I aim only to uplift my own and the public consciousness to a higher level of appreciation and recognition of Life as beautiful and good.

If Artists don't bring the beauty and harmony of the world to our attention, who will ?

 

Diane Williamson  
Phone: (03) 5976 8316
Mobile: 0416 126 962
Email : diane@pw.cx

Background
17 years experience as a graphic artist in corporate advertising.
Photo retoucher and airbrush artist specialising in archival and antique images 23 years .
(1981-2001) One of only three in Victoria.
Wedding photography - 7 years.
Leadlight artist and designer - 10 years.
Professional Picture Framer - 27 years.
Face and Body Artist about 14 years (www.facepaintinglady.com).

Community involvement
Face Painting at community festivals and private functions.
Committee member of The Highway Gallery.
Teacher adult art classes at Waverley Learning Centre, Kerry Road Community House and Amaroo House.
Committee member Highway Gallery and Oak Hill Gallery.

Awards
• 2002 Pastel Prize Flinders Art Show
• 2005 Highly Commended Balnarring Artfest
• 2005 Highly Commended Waverley Art Society Annual Exhibition
• 2006 1st. Prize People’s Choice Highway Gallery “Childhood Memories”
• 2008 Best Oil Balnarring Artfest
• 2008 3rd prize for “Most Contemporary Entry” Oak Hill Gallery “Face Of the Penninsula” exhibition
• 2009 Oak Hill Members Exhibition… Highly Commended
• 2010 Winner of First Prize Mornington Interfaith Festival
• 2010 Oak Hill Gallery Members Exhibition Judges Highly Commended

2011 FIRST PRIZE Oak Hill Members Exhibition
2nd prize "Brushstrokes " Exhibition at Malvern Art Society gallery