Diana Sheldon has always loved classical architectural detail: the terracotta and yellow ochres of Italy, and unusual perspectives of buildings. But it is the colours and strong shadows, created when bright light is cast upon her subject matter, which inspires this artist to paint. Drawing on her background in textiles, Sheldon’s recent work observes pattern, as she introduces texture and collage into her watercolour work.
Diana Sheldon trained at St Albans College of Art and received her BA in Textile Design from Hornsey College of Art, London. In the 1970s, she designed home furnishings with Cavendish Textiles, the design studio of the John Lewis Partnership. She now paints from her own studio at her home in Buckinghamshire, England.
1999-2003 Society of Women Artists, Central Hall Westminster, London SW1
2004-2007 Royal Institute of Painters in Watercolour, Mall Galleries, London SW1
2011-2013 Bucks Open Studios
2012-2013 Bedford Street Gallery, Woburn, Bedfordshire
2013-2014 Royal Institute of Painters in Watercolour. Mall Galleries, London SW1
2013 Bucks County Museum Off The Wall Exhibition, Aylesbury, Bucks
2017 Royal Institute of Painters in Watercolour, Mall Galleries, London SW1
2017 Society of Women Artists, Mall Galleries, London SW1
2017 Royal Society of Marine Artists, Mall Galleries, London SW1
2017 The Claydon Gallery Summer Exhibition, Claydon House, Bucks.