Featured Artist

Diane Elsden

“I have two separate studios – the untidy one is for painting on a large scale in acrylic and oil. I often use mixed media, making and painting my own paper. I lean towards the abstract and paint from reference drawings, photos to start with and then let memory and emotion take over – my happiness place.”

Diane is an award winning artist and teacher. She attributes her versatility as an artist to several years study with internationally renowned artist Michael Taylor and the mentoring received from Frank Hodgkinson (dec) and Brian Malt (dec). She was also tutored in advanced watercolour techniques both in Australia and overseas.

She has had many solo exhibitions, most recently “My World of Gardens” in 2019 and in 2021 her exhibition “My World of Flowers” opened at the prestigious Resting Place of the Birds Gallery in Goondiwindi.

In 2013 Diane was named one of Queensland’s Leading Women by the YWCA (along with Dame Quentin Bryce, Gail Mabo and Anna Bligh).

Featured Work

Rousseaux’s Garden

Rockpools, Mooloolaba

Streetscape, Mary Street, Toowoomba

Previously Featured Artists