Diana Vowles grew up in the Lake District, where her intense involvement with the natural environment was nurtured by the dramatic landscape that has inspired generations of artists and writers. She believes that her particular dedication to the monochrome photographic print was forged by the conditioning of her eye to the progressively bleaching tones of hills stretching to the far distance, stripped at sunset of all colour and detail to leave only a series of overlapping forms in exquisite tonal gradations.
Originally self-taught, Diana consolidated her knowledge of photography at Kensington & Chelsea College, London. Her childhood love of horses carried through into adult life and she is currently engaged on a long-term body of work portraying the equine character and form. She is also well-known as a portraitist of children, travelling widely from her home in north London to fulfil private commissions.
In this digital age, Diana remains committed to the traditional silver gelatin darkroom print and to even older processes such as platinum palladium printing and intaglio etching.
2009: Affordable Art Fair, London
2008: St Petersburg Photo Vernissage, Manège Central Exhibition Hall, St Petersburg, Russia
2006: The Exhibition Centre, Henley-on-Thames, Oxfordshire
2005: Avantgarde Gallery, St John's Wood, London
2004: On the Wall, Olympia, London