Diana Durrand

In my work I have drawn inspiration from the compassionate spirit expressed in simple things, in unexpected ways. I create from my own life experiences, interpreting and transforming ideas into visual form. The mediums may vary but the essence and clarity remains constant.

Since graduating with a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree from the University of Victoria I have been working in acrylics, graphite, water colours, pastels, liquid plastic and found objects of all sorts.

My work is represented in private collections as well as the Canadian Museum of Civilization and the Canada Council Art Bank. I have exhibited at the Bau-xi Gallery, Vancouver; Open Space, Victoria; Del Bello Gallery, Toronto; Transportal Exhibit, Berlin, Germany; Burnaby Art Gallery; Surrey Art Gallery; Fort Gallery, Fort Langley; Art Gallery of Greater Victoria; Presentation House, Vancouver; Prague Museum of Agriculture; Science Centre, Ottawa; Canada Place, Expo 86, Vancouver, Michigan State University and various solo and group shows locally.

I have illustrated a number of books and worked collaboratively with my husband, writer Craig Spence.


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