DIANE KINGSTON

Was born in British Guyana in 1954. She graduated from Crawford Municipal School of Art in Cork with distinction in 1978.

After earlier encounters with the self-portrait and still life, nature has become central to her work. She is not however a plein air painter. Her technique involves going out into the countryside and taking numerous photographs – usually based on a specific theme. These images are then used as references from which she builds her paintings.

Kingston likes to vary her materials using oil, gesso, charcoal, pastel, pencil and aquarelle or combinations of all these.

Her work is exhibited in private collection; A.I.B. and Andrew Dillon, Solrs. and Contemporary Irish Arts Society and Coopers and Lybrand, Office of Public Works.

She has numerous solo and group exhibition; 2012, Dalkey Heritage Centre, 2015, Triskel Arts Centre, Cork, 2017, Allihies Copper Mine Museum, and 2015,  Doswell Gallery, Rosscarbery.2015,  Blue House Gallery, Schull, 2015,  Warren Gallery, Castletownshend, 2019, Wilton Gallery.

The following is a selection of artwork:

Killiney mist, oil and charcoal on canvas, 20 x 40cm (f)
Dawn at Sandycove, oil and mixed meduim on board, 30 x 40 cm, (f)
Beara 2, mixed medium on board, 28 x 35 cm (f)

Enquire about any artwork: info@wiltongallery.ie