Diana Forbes, artist with Wychwood Art. Throughout her childhood in Leipzig, Germany, Diana’s hands were covered in glue from her fondness for arts and crafts. Early memories of sitting with her uncle, an acclaimed sculptor, modelling delicate flower petals from Play-Doh together are still held with fond affection. While anything that was foraged on country walks would be used in Diana’s own artistic creations. A successful corporate career followed, yet Diana’s passion for creativity endured. On settling in the UK and starting a family, Diana immersed herself in arts and crafts with her two sons, inspired – as she was as a child – by the organic beauty of nature. This reawakening of her creativity prompted Diana to step away from her corporate life to immerse herself fully in her artistic passion. Diana’s expressive mixed media works give a fresh, joyful twist to the simplicity of everyday organic shapes. Based at her studio in Oxfordshire and inspired by the countryside and nature around her home, Diana enjoys experimenting with local clay, chalk and charcoal collected on walks with her family. Intuitive, bold strokes, fine marks and textural layers, as well as a strong focus on collage are central to Diana’s collections. To discuss any works by Diana Forbes, please contact Deborah Allan on firstname.lastname@example.org or call 07799 535765 / 01869 338155.