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Diana Durrand

Bachelor of Fine Arts, University of Victoria

Art critique Liz Gilbert wrote, "Diana is an amiable artist with an infectious wit, who elevates everyday experience and domestic objects to benignly humorous levels."

In my work I have drawn inspiration from the compassionate spirit expressed in simple things, in unexpected ways. I create from my own life experiences, interpreting and transforming ideas into visual form. The mediums may vary but the essence and clarity surfacing remain constant.

Since graduating with a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree from the University of Victoria I have been working in acrylics, graphite, watercolours, pastels, liquid plastic and found objects of all sorts.

My work is in the Canadian Museum of Civilization and the Canada Council Art Bank. I have exhibited in Canada Place Expo 86; Bau-xi Gallery, Vancouver; Open Space, Victoria; Del Bello Gallery, Toronto; Transportal Exhibit, Berlin Germany; Burnaby Art Gallery; Surrey Art Gallery; Fort Gallery, Fort Langley; Art Gallery of Victoria; Presentation House, Vancouver; Prague Museum of Agriculture; Science Centre, Ottawa; Michigan State University and various group shows locally and nationally.

I offer workshops on the techniques of hand colouring photographs with chalk pastel.


911 Oliphant Ave.
Victoria, B.C.
V8V 4V4


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