About the artworkMixed media - paper collage, sand texture and acrylic paints. Pairs with Fallen Sun of the same size- small bright painting heavily varnished that would go well on a stair well or narrow section of wall in a darkish corner to brighten it up.
Diana Baur visually represents non-visual fragments of experience - often auditory and kinaesthetic - momentary thoughts and memories. She takes inspiration from many sources, including visual references, and has developed an abstract expressionist style of painting reflecting her character and need to search for the â€˜othernessâ€™ or â€˜intangibleâ€™ in life. She combines dyes and paints with collage and fabrics, layering, folding, shredding and tearing to create texture. Fascinated with the close and inseparable relationship between destruction and creation, Diana Baur can be quite destructive during the creative process, frequently finding that the end stages of a painting actually only begins after this destructive phase. Originally from London, her father, who was an artist/designer, inspired her love of visual language. Diana Baur studied textile printing and dyeing at Whitelandâ€™s College Putney in the 1970s, developing her colour and design skills. Her tutor, Nora Proud, included photographs of her work in the Batsford book 'Simple Textile Dyeing and Printing'. In 2010, Diana Baur was awarded a First Class Honours Degree in Fine Art at Glyndwr University, Wrexham, and has been painting and drawing ever since. In 2012, she embarked on a 2 year Masters in Art Practice, and this included work using textiles. She is a founder member of the Inside Out Art Group, and also a member of both the Borderland Visual Arts and Helfa Gelf Art groups. She exhibits and sells her work in North East Wales in venues such as Pandy Mill Gallery, The Willow Gallery Oswestry and Theatre Clwyd Mold.