Market Day is an original abstract painting by Diane Whalley. Several layers of acrylic paint are applied to the canvas with mark making and oil pastel detailing. Presented in a white wood floating frame.
Bright colours are used in this piece to represent the flamboyance and the richness of market day activities – the hustle and bustle of visitors, the excitement from the sellers and the colourful products and produce on offer – often taking place under swathes of cream canvas. There have been many visits to markets in the UK and across Mediterranean countries which inspired the boldness and colour choice of Market Day. Even the little paint dribble plays it’s part in the fluidity of passing through the market and finding the unexpected.
Size: H:105 cm x W:105 cm
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.
To discuss any art works or to commission art by Diane Whalley, please contact Deborah Allan on firstname.lastname@example.org or call 07799 535765 / 01869 338155.