About DizzyDi

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Diana Aungier-Rose

was born in Oxford in 1956 and lived in South Africa for most of her teenage years before returning to London in 1979. She now paints and holds art classes in Gloucestershire and visits France as often as possible. Di’s years in South Africa had a profound effect on her work; the sumptuous colours of the landscapes, the skies and the people of the country are reflected in the opulence and vibrancy of her paintings.
As she explains: "I find everyday life so crowded with irresistible images and impressions I feel almost overwhelmed, it is far more frustrating not attempting to paint all these images than going through the actual process of making images."
Early influences were the Expressionists Dufy, Matisse and Sisley as well as The Fauvists Gillian Ayers and Kandinsky. Nowadays Diana has a fresh, colourful and joyful style all of her own. Many of her paintings are semi-abstract celebrations of light, texture and colour.

Diana has held or been involved with numerous exhibitions and shows throughout her career.

Some of them are listed here:

2016 Started acrylic painting classes and workshops in association with Kingshill House art centre, Dursley
2016 Camden Graphics choose a still life artwork for their spring 2017 range.
2016 Malvern Theatre exhibition (with artgallery.co.uk) - Looking Forwards To Summer.
2016 An unusual and enjoyable commission producing an abstract triptych with 3 sets of grandchildren as a gift for their grandparents.
2015 Expands her online art gallery representation to several major websites resulting in international sales including to the US, China, Hong Kong and Oman.
2015 Wotton Gallery 30 x 30 exhibition
2014 iPad artworks chosen for Hope For Tomorrow cancer charity fundraising product
2013 Pots, Paintings & Prints. A three person Open Studio exhibition
2013 Bristol Art Prize finalist
2013 Common Ground Part 1 - Solo exhibition at Hobbs House Bakery Cafe, Nailsworth
2012 Pots & Paintings. A two person Open Studio exhibition
2012 Malvern Theatre exhibition - "Unusually this new show at Malvern Theatre is the work of only two artists"
2012 Cotswold Care Hospice fund raising exhibition at Holcombe Mill, Nailsworth
2011 WaterWay a site2011 summer exhibition of artwork at The Old Passage, Arlingham
2010 Permanent exhibition at Made By Bob restaurant, Cirencester
2010 Bath Art Prize national art competition, finalist
2009 - 2010 Permanent exhibition at The Old Passage, Arlingham
2009 Thinking about…food. Exhibition at The Old Passage, Arlingham
2009 Bath Art Prize national art competition, entrant and exhibitor. Runner up with ‘Snog’
2008 - 2009 Art Matters Gallery, Tenby
2008 Open Studio, Stroud Valleys Site08
2007 - 2009 Permanent Exhibition at Wild Garlic Restaurant, Nailsworth
2006 - 2007 Permanent Exhibition at Tangys Restaurant, Nailsworth
2004 - 2005 Coln Gallery, Cirencester
2003 Coves Quay Gallery during the West Country Artists Show at Calcot Manor, Tetbury
2003 Fisherton Mill, Salisbury
2003 Dyers Mill, Stroud
2003 Open Studio, Stroud Valleys Site03
2002 Originals Art Gallery, Stow-on-the-Wold
2000 Bath Arts Fair
1999 - 2002 Exhibitions at Hookhouse Pottery, Westonbirt
1999 - 2001 Exhibited with Crossing Gate Gallery, Guernsey & Hampshire


Diana also produces commissioned work. Some recent examples include-
A portrait of the internationally famous dressage horse Amanti for the owners.
Houses for current owners and former inhabitants in The Cotswolds, London and Devon.
Landscape view from a home owners window on the outskirts of Cheltenham.
Pet portraits - dogs, cats and even tortoises!


"Using Paint to Make Magic"
by Humph Hack on 23/09/12
"Diana Aungier-Rose, who hails from Nailsworth, is an extremely competent artist. This exhibition ably showcases her capacity to work in a variety of styles. Her large works are joyous celebrations of texture and colour. I particularly enjoyed "Floral Fireworks", but there are plenty more in the same genre".


www.artgallery.co.uk - Artist rating and reviews:
5* Superb. This artist has received the highest accolade ArtGallery can bestow - they are considered a superb artist both through feedback from customers and from ArtGallery's own relationship with the artist. Our customers are delighted with this artist's work and their ability to deliver on time. ArtGallery has had many positive experiences with this artist and is delighted to recommend them very highly.

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