Secrets of Shipwreck Cove. An original abstract painting by Diane Whalley. In a white wood frame 
acrylic on canvas
Image size: H:50 cm x W:50 cm
Complete Size of Unframed Work: H:50 cm x W:50 cm x D:2cm
Frame Size: H:53 cm x W:53 cm x D:3.5cm
Please note that insitu images are purely an indication of how a piece may look
Secrets of Shipwreck Cove is an original abstract painting by emerging contemporary artist Diane Whalley. Thick layers of paint are built up to reveal glimpses of secrets beneath, a bit like the secrets of shipwrecks under the sea and on the sand.
Years of travelling around the Mediterranean by boat and life by the Cornish coast have revealed many secret little coves where shipwrecks can be found and leaving one to wonder how they came to be there, who sailed them and what stories could be told of their cargo. It is a time to imagine and dream of the mysteries that they hold.
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 email@example.com or call 07799 535765 / 01869 338155.