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Original Abstract Expressionist Painting
Paint on Canvas
Size: H 100cm x W 100cm
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Heatwave is an original abstract expressionist painting by contemporary abstract artist Diane Whalley.
This large artwork was created during the heatwave of late Spring and early Summer of 2020. A large canvas was taken into the garden and laid on the lawn and paint poured over the canvas in bold, rich colours and large brush strokes swept through the paint with splashes to finish. These deep colours and swathes of paint were meant to be under layers of a new creation, but the heatwave had obviously had an influence and it represented the moment so well that there should be no further painting, so, on that hot day in a Cornish garden close the beautiful Cornish coastline Heatwave was born – the oranges and reds representing the heat of the day, the blues the sky and sea, the white splashing waves and the green of the garden. But it is believed that there is also subconscious inspiration from family travels across the Mediterranean by boat!
Diane Whalley has original artworks for sale with Wychwood Art in their art gallery and online. Diane Whalley has been creating and designing for a number of years across a number of disciplines, but since 2016 she began her adventure with abstract painting, mainly in acrylics, sometimes with oil pastel, graphite and mark making details. Her paintings are often a mix of layered muted colours with splashes of brighter shades, using abstract images and ethereal, painterly swathes resulting in fresh, light and immersive compositions. Through the layers of paint can be glimpsed images and detailing. She paints intuitively from the imagination and personal reflections. After graduating from Liverpool School of Art and Design with a BA (hons) degree Diane worked for a number of years for the media and PR agencies. It was after becoming a mum to two daughters that she returned to her love of art and design. At first she worked with textiles producing and selling quirky and colourful pictures in Warwickshire and Kent. When tragedy struck her family she was propelled onto a new path with her daughters deciding to make Cornwall her home. It was a time of reflection and learning to sail, with longs trips around the Mediterranean. This period has greatly influenced her work – full of contemplation, vibrancy, experimentation and expressionism. Diane now works from her garden studio and gallery at her home just on the outskirts of Fowey. Here she is surrounded by AONB and just a stone’s throw from the beautiful Cornish coastline, from where she draws some of her inspiration. Over the years her artworks have been exhibited in Kent, Warwickshire and Cornwall – including Cornwall Open Studios week and selected artworks for Penwith Gallery associate members summer exhibition 2018 and St.Ives Society of Artists winter exhibition 2019 – and she is represented in Oxfordshire by Wychwood Art. Diane’s artworks can be found in private collections in Paris, Dublin, Australia, South Africa and across the UK.
Size: H:100 cm x W:100 cm