Welcome to my Studio! I'm Dianne Bowell, a full time studio based fine artist, living in the North East of England, close to the picturesque North Yorkshire Moors. I work from my studio in Middlesbrough as part of the Gilkes Street artists studio group, which I have been a part of for the last 7 years.
My work is ephemeral feminine expressionism, I am a painter, I work with all paints and mark making mediums, inks to oils. Currently exploring themes of Folklore and mythology, and inner beings.
I am a Qualified art tutor (PGCE), and hold both a Ba (Fine art) and an MFA, through my 20+ career as an artist I have had many solo exhibitions and group shows, in both commercial and gallery settings (as well as commercial and private commissions.) Including a commission for Director and Screen Writer Joss Whedon.
Creating art is my passion and my vocation, it is what I am called to do.
My vision is to make a connection with people through my work, I am able to do that when an audience views the work I create, and by working directly with people, through commissions or workshops and tutoring.
I feel that art and artistic practice can bring so much joy to people, it can help them gain a better understanding of themselves, emotionally and spiritually.
I suppose bringing a little bit of joy to people’s lives is my true vision.
There are so many things that inspire me day to day, from the shape of a cloud to the colour of leaves blowing down the street.
People, and the myths and legends created by people in a bid to explain their own existence, mortality and possible immortality fascinate me and bring and endless stream of fuel for my artwork.
Though it was the painting by Gerhard Richter, “Woman Descending a Staircase,” (pictured above) which I saw aged 20 that truly cemented my passion for painting. I firmly believe that each painting is an idea waiting to be created and each piece forms a connection to the energy that creates worlds.
The viewer and ultimately the collector are able to connect to the universe through the work.