Diana Stoker

About Diana

I trained as a teacher in Glasgow and after a number of years working with some of the most deprived children in the city, I went to North Africa as a volunteer with International Voluntary Service. On my return to the UK I taught for the ILEA but after having my family worked in Adult Education running workshops for families helping parents to support their children’s education and to enhance their own. I worked for the City Literary Institute, Tower Hamlets and many other London boroughs.


My Work


Despite coming from a long line of artist/craftsmen, it was not until I retired that I was able to revisit and develop my interest in the visual arts.
I enjoy travel and make necklaces from beads collected in many countries including the Middle East and India. I also make hand printed silk scarves and have designed a wide range of black and white greetings cards.

In recent years I have developed a form of collage using my painted and printed papers to create landscape pictures. These papers may suggest a sky, the sea or a distant hill and allows me to explore my love of colour and texture. Much of my inspiration comes from the wild and solitary beauty of the hills of Scotland.
I hope my work will evoke an atmosphere of calm, bring back memories and perhaps lift the spirits of the viewer.

Exhibitions

  • Six Ways with Colour, Burgh House 2020
  • Climate Change is Real, virtual exhibition 2020
  • Primavera, Barbican Library 2019
  • Arboretum, Stevens House 2018
  • East Finchley Open Studios 2015-2019
  • East Finchley Arts Festival 2017-2019
  • 50/50 Highgate Literary and Scientific Society 2018
  • Almost Wabi Sabi, 2017
  • Regeneration, Ply Gallery 2017
  • Reflétions, Ply Gallery 2017
  • Breaking Boundaries, The Original Gallery 2016
  • Rhythm and Blues, The Original Gallery 2015
  • Morley Makers, Burgh House 2012
  • Morley College Exhibitions 2008,2009,2010, 2012
  • Wandsworth Artists’ Open Houses 2009, 2010

Other Artists

Ein Gedi Swimmer

Merav Shub

Merav Shub - paintings inspired by people, places, nature and the imagination.

View Profile
Emerging I

Penny Elder

Penny Elder is a painter and printmaker of colourful abstract and semi-abstract images, often of imagined landscapes.

View Profile
Paula asleep

Ruth Bross

Ruth is a painter and sculptor whose work explores the transition of movement and energy between our inner & outer worlds

View Profile
Pomona, Miro and Seated Woman

Maggie Fealdman

Maggie works in ceramics, silk painting and printmaking. She is inspired by ancient, eastern and twentieth century art and design.

View Profile
Blue Chair

Gillian Dunkeld

Gillian Dunkeld is a printmaker and painter inspired by the forms and patterns of the natural world.

View Profile
DSC_1118

Francesca Raphael Lincoln

Francesca is a potter, painter and ceramic sculptor. She makes original, expressive and accessible work for home and garden.

View Profile
Autumn in Kenwood

Cathy Burkinshaw

Cathy likes the challenge of working in watercolors as well as painting portraits in oils

View Profile
Scaffolding, Fez

Christine Watson

Christine's paintings, pastels and prints are inspired by the architecture of towns, villages and cities of the Mediterranean

View Profile
Maxi Wave bowls

Laura De Benedetti

The rippling textures, gentle asymmetries and sensuous curves of my pieces bring to their owners a sense of freedom and liberty.

View Profile
Eliezer

David Gilbert

My sculptural work is figurative, expressing movement and emotional energy; I am also a colourful painter and printmaker.

View Profile