Dianne Frank

Dianne has always loved drawing, which was a preoccupation as a child growing up in Canada.  However, art took a back-seat to a career in social services.  From time to time she would revisit an interest in making art, either drawing or painting but always putting other things first.  Then in 2001, aged 50, she and her family left Vancouver and relocated to Oxford.  This move was life-changing in many ways, not least in its being a catalyst to a new and absorbing interest in botanical art.  In the beginning she was a painter, both with watercolours and gouache.  The most appealing subjects have always been non-floral–largely fruit and vegetables—but she is constantly looking to expand her repertoire. The most inspirational moment in Dianne’s new … Continue reading Dianne Frank