My life has always been about exploring deeply whatever calls me. I am wanting to be transformed in the process and so that I understand a little more what it means to be alive.
I am fascinated in the process of living and what it means to be a human being. Art seems to penetrate these questions very deeply.
My academic training has been in science and philosophy. Most of my life I have orientated myself around the spiritual tradition of Tibetan Buddhism.
I am now in the fortunate situation of being able to find the time and space to explore art.
I am finding the tactile, messy unpredictable nature of printmaking and collage and mixed media totally enthralling. It takes me back to when I was a young girl cutting, pasting, constructing and messing to my heart content.
Now I am free to do this again. What joy!
Two years ago I studied the certificate of Creativity with the Learning Connection in Wellington. I loved every minute of it.
This year I have begun their Diploma of Creativity and travel down to Wellington frequently to do their block courses in particular modalities.
What I Learn
At the moment my paintings and pictures are my teachers as I learn about the impact of contrast, and colour and shape. I am learning the art of listening to my work and letting myself be guided by the meaning that wants to come through.
I am learning about myself through my art.
Assemblage and Found Objects
Dyana’s long history of living on the coast for extended periods has informed both her writing and her art.
Driftwood, seaweed, moss, leaves, rocks, pebbles, fabric remnants and shells are often to be seen included in her art.
Screen Prints 2017
A Human Journey
The Circle of Life