Diana began painting at the age of fourteen, and attended the Bath Academy of Art in Corsham, England, from where she graduated with a Distinction in Sculpture in 1964 and began her life as a professional artist. In 1982, Dean developed her vision amongst the natural beauty of the West Coast of British Columbia where she lives and continues "creating a powerful body of work that is epic in subject matter, composition, scale and historical parallels".
Diana has created an incredible body of work, exhibits regularly, been reviewed extensively and her work can be found in many important public, corporate and private collections. visit her website for a full accounting. She is truly a National treasure.
where to see or read more
shows: Contact the artist below to make an appointment for a studio visit.
web: www.dianadean.com the artist's website
www.facebook.com/pages/Diana-Dean/14691550169 Studio Facebook page
www.surrey.ca/files/Dean1.pdf excellent essay from the Surrey Art Museum
www.saltspringnews.com/index.php for an excellent review of the artists' work
press: a full and extensive listing can be found here on the artists website.
2009 The Florence Biennalle 7th Edition. (catalogue)
2003 West Coast Women Resource Guide - Featured Page 98
2000 Canadian Woman Studies - York University Publication - Spring
contact the artist
address: 135 Northview Place, SSI