You might already be familiar with our Artist Spotlight series, but just in case you’re new here, this is where we feature one of our amazing artists and talk to them a little bit about their work. So grab a brew and sit down for a catch up 🙂
Who are you and what do you do?
I am Diana Birkett, artist, designer and illustrator
What medium do you like to work with the most? Has this changed since you began your creative journey?
I love to work with gouache as its so versatile, but my current favourite medium is oil paint on canvas. This has changed a few times over the years and digital artwork has become a big part of what I do but I still love using a paintbrush, this has remained a constant throughout.
What or who inspires your work? Do you ever suffer with creative block?
Nature is my biggest inspiration, and when I get creative block I tend to go out for a walk, and being lucky enough to live in the countryside this generally helps!
Do you think greetings cards are important in the world today?
I do think greetings cards are important to show loved ones and friends that you care and are thinking about them.
If there was one piece of advice you could give to a creator at the beginning of their journey, what would it be?
Persevere! Its so important to love what you do.
Finally, do you have any exciting projects in the works that you’d like to talk about or anything that you’d like to plug?
Hoping to take part in the Knutsford Art Trail on 10th and 11th July in a pop up display.
Thank you Diana for answering our questions!
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