I have developed an abstract expressionist style of painting reflecting my character and need to search for the ?otherness? or ?intangible? in life. I visually represent non-visual fragments of experience - often auditory and kinaesthetic - and momentary thoughts and memories. The inspiration for these comes from many sources. I combine dyes and paints with collage and fabrics, layering, folding, shredding and tearing to create texture. I have a fascination with the role that fabric can play in an artwork, and can be quite destructive during the process, and frequently find that the end stages of a painting actually only begin after this destructive phase. This process has kindled an interest in the relationship between destruction and creation. These two appear to walk hand in hand, and I wonder sometimes if they are indeed perhaps inseparable?
I am a founder member of the Inside Out Art Group : http://www.insideoutart.co.uk, and also a member of both the Borderland Visual Arts and Helfa Gelf Art groups. I exhibit and sell my work locally in venues such as Pandy Mill Gallery, The Willow Gallery Oswestry and Theatre Clwyd Mold. In 2010 I was short listed for the Signature Art Awards run by DegreeArt.com, and show and sell work in their gallery in London. In 2010 I was invited to display work in The Artists Alley, San Francisco and have also displayed work in The New York Art Fair and several UK and London Art Fairs. I occasionally work to commission.
To see more of my latest works please visit my website www.dianabaur.co.uk and also visit
http://www.degreeart.com where some of my work is
solely consigned to DegreeArt.
A networking group of 57 artists, living in and around Oswestry, UK