Diana Nicholson-Plank - Arts Canterbury

Diana Nicholson-Plank


Having strangers stand before my work with joy, wonder and sometimes, tears in their eyes is a feeling there are no words for. For strangers to truly ‘connect’ with my work is a gift beyond measure. 

Winning 2 coveted “People’s Choice Awards” – at the Arts Canterbury Art Show, 2022 and again at the Darfield Artweek 2022 were moments of affirmation that after 30+ years, I am finally discovering my true artistic voice.

Inspiration lies in ephemeral glimpses of unexpected juxtapositions within time & space; in the surreal world of dreams; of diverse & complementary opposites. Moments in time to be deciphered through the filter of our private memories, imagination & dreams. 

Studying Art since 1993, I have a BA in Spatial Design; Dip. Interior Design; and I opened Discoveries Art School, 2016. 

I now spend my days teaching art to beautiful humans and painting, surrounded by a menagerie of furry friends.

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