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Diana Harrison - Breaking the Waves

Artist, Diana Harrison works from a studio in Hythe, Kent, with the English Channel lapping on to the pebble beach 150 yards from her home, the White Cliffs of the Dover and Folkestone Coast a few miles away in one direction and the Romney Marsh in the other.

Diana’s work is always experimental, which through the process of exploration in the making both in terms of the subject matter and in the choice of materials and techniques, often results in something enigmatic, ambiguous, disturbing even.
White Cliffs
Passing Through
She pricked her finger...
Collage Series 1
Kate - Chair Series
She is currently a student on the MA Fine Art part time at the University of the Creative Arts in Canterbury. More...

Diana’s artistic practice has been the focus of her working life since she moved to Kent in 2011. She was a mature student on the first part-time fine art degree course in Britain at Central Saint Martins College of Art and Design in the 1980s when her decision to go to art school interrupted a career as a journalist on national magazines. Therefore the combination of image and text is important to her in her artwork.

Moving to Spain in 1997, where she qualified and worked as an English as a foreign language teacher, she continued to develop a strong interest in photography.

Since moving back to the UK Diana has opened her studio to the public, run workshops, become an active member of local art groups and exhibited in Cumbria and the South East particularly in various venues in Folkestone. She has work in collections in Brazil, France, Spain and the United Kingdom.