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Diana Hand was brought up in London, but always loved horses and the countryside. She trained at the Ruskin School of Drawing in Oxford, and later at the Glasgow School of Art, Scotland, graduating in 2001 with an Honours degree in Painting. She now lives in Central Scotland.
Diana has been a professional artist for many years, working in different media, including textiles and printmaking, but has recently returned to her first love – drawing on paper, and in particular, drawing horses. As a horse owner and rider, she has deep experience and knowledge of horses. She finds drawing horses a very natural form of expression and prefers to work freely and experimentally, at the same time maintaining a study of form and anatomy. She enjoys the spontaneity of spirit and movement in the horse and wishes to express this in her work.
Diana has a wide knowledge of contemporary art, and would like to explore her horse studies in the light of late nineteenth and twentieth century artists such as Edouard Degas, Franz Marc, Elisabeth Frink, and Susan Rothenburg. She is also inspired by celebrated Tang dynasty horse artist, Han Gan (c. 706-783 AD).
For further information please visit her website.