About

Born and raised in Perth but also lived in Albany and Bunbury. Brisbane has now been my home for almost 30 years. Being a right brain creative I have always had the urge to draw‚ paint and create art and did so from an early age. My art teachers encouraged me to become an art teacher, but life went off in a different direction......as it does! Now I find myself lucky enough to be following my dream and painting on a full time basis from my studio in The Gap‚ Brisbane. .....My first solo exhibition, at the Percolator gallery, Paddington, was in October 2016....My artworks have been purchased at exhibitions‚ art prizes, privately commissioned and bluethumb.com.au. You will also find a selection of my work on artloversaustralia.com.au and Instagram, http://Instagram.com/diane.mcdonald You can also go straight to my website, dianemcdonaldart.com
This year 2018 will be a busy year as I have 2 solo exhibitions planned. The first is in NSW in April and the other one in QLD in October.

Education

South West Collage of TAFE‚ Art and Design 1993Ipswich Old Courthouse‚ Life drawing 2000-2001Ipswich TAFE‚ Watercolour 2004Brisbane Institute of Art‚ Hebel carving 2011Brisbane Institute of Art‚ Marine Art 2011Various workshops throughout Brisbane and the Gold Coast

Exhibitions

SOLO EXHIBITIONS 2016 Beyond, Percolator Gallery, Paddington , (AUS) .GROUP EXHIBITIONS 2017 HIGHLY COMMENDED, Landscape Prize, Artworld Studio and Gallery (AUS) 2018 Petite Pieces, Aspire Gallery, 2017 All About Colour, Aspire Gallery (AUS) 2017 Landscapes, Seascapes and Streetscapes, Aspire Gallery (AUS)2017 RNA Showgrounds, EKKA (AUS)2017 Matthew Flinders fine art prize (AUS)2017 Black and White, Aspire Gallery (AUS)2017 RBWH Artspace (AUS)2017 FINALIST, Lethbridge 10 000, online2017 WINNER PEOPLES CHOICE category, WEEK 2 Country to Coast, Percolator Gallery (AUS)2017 WINNER THEME Category, Ipswich Art Awards, (AUS)2017 FINALIST, Brisbane Rotary Art Spectacular ( AUS)2017 RQAS, All Creatures (AUS)2017 RQAS, Artists Choice (AUS)2017 Petite Pieces, Aspire Gallery (AUS)2016 Corks and Canvas, exhibition and auction, Hilder road school2016 Comforts of Home, Aspire Gallery, (AUS)2016 RNA Showgrounds, EKKA, (AUS)2016 Belle Arti prize 2016 Redlands Creative Alliance, group exhibition 2016 FINALIST, Lethbridge 10 0002016 FINALIST, Lethbridge 10 000, online2016 FINALIST , Brisbane Rotary Art Spectacular2016 FINALIST, Moreton Bay region art awards2016 Brookfield show (AUS) 2016 Ipswich Art Awards (AUS)2016 RQAS Members show, Morning, noon and night2015 RNA Showgrounds‚ EKKA (AUS) 2015 RQAS 125th Annual Members Show2015 FINALIST in Lethbridge 10 000 online2015 Brookfield Show (AUS)2015 Ipswich Art Awards (AUS)2015 Moreton Bay Region Art Awards Finalist (AUS)2015 Milburn Art Prize Finalist (AUS)2014 Cliftons Art Prize2014 Belle Arti prize (AUS)2014 RNA Showgrounds‚ Ekka(Aus)2014 Brookfield Show (AUS)2014 Ipswich Art Awards2014 Finalist in Lethbridge 10 0000 online.2013 Brookfield Show (AUS)2013 RNA Showgrounds‚ Ekka (Aus)2013 Ipswich Art Awards2012 Brookfield Show (AUS)2012 RNA Showgrounds‚ Ekka (Aus)2012 Ipswich Art Awards2012 Galabia‚ Brisbane Institute of Art‚ (Aus)2012 Enclosures‚ Brisbane Institute of Art (Aus)2011 Art Exhibition‚ Hilder Road State School‚ QLD2001 Ipswich Art Awards (Aus)2000 Ipswich Art Awards (Aus)1993 Goanna Gallery (W.A)1993 South West College of TAFE (W.A)

Press

2017 Weekend Notes2016 Westside News, Quest newspapers

Influences

Art has always been part of me and always will be. My art is from the heart and I basically just go with the flow, when I am in that creative zone. I love nature, colour, form and life .

122cm (W) x 91.5cm (H)
This piece was painted by fingers with textural acrylic in parts.
$1,500
76cm (W) x 76cm (H)
Artist quality paints on stretched ready to hang canvas
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102cm (W) x 76cm (H)
Artist quality acrylics and stretched ready to hang canvas
$960
122cm (W) x 92cm (H)
Slightly textural artist quality acrylic on stretched ready to hang canvas
$1,500
126cm (W) x 96cm (H)
Artist quality acrylic on stretched canvas and has been framed in a quality floating frame.
$1,500
23cm (W) x 12.5cm (H)
Acrylic on wood
$120
23cm (W) x 12.5cm (H)
Acrylic on wood
$120
102cm (W) x 102cm (H)
Artist quality acrylics and stretched ready to hang canvas
$1,500
46cm (W) x 46cm (H)
Acrylic on stretched ready to hang canvas
$250
102cm (W) x 102cm (H)
Artist quality acrylic and stretched ready to hang canvas
$1,500
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