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b. 1980 in Exeter, U.K.  Raised in Gilling East, North Yorkshire

 

Education

2009  Course in Light and Perspective in Oil painting, the Norfolk Painting School

2008  Summer School in Portraiture and Oil painting, Edinburgh College of Art

2006  Summer school in Anatomy and Life-drawing, The Slade, London

2005 - 2007  Evening classes in Life-drawing, Easingwold Life-Drawing Group, Galtres Centre, Easingwold, North Yorkshire

2004  BA English Language and Literature, King’s College London

 

Group Exhibitions

2016 July - August: The Society of Women Artists, Mall Galleries, The Mall, London SW1

 

2015  January - February: New Year Group Show, Hay Hill Gallery, London

 

2014  November: Jack Fine Art Edinburgh Art Fair, Edinburgh Corn Exchange, Edinburgh

          October: Jack Fine Art Affordable Art Fair, Battersea, London

          September: New Lights: Art in the North Mall Galleries, London

          April:  Jack Fine Art  Chelsea Art Fair, London

          January - April:  New Lights Art Prize The Biscuit Factory, Newcastle

 

2013 September - November: New Lights Art Prize The Mercer Art Gallery, Harrogate

         October: Jack Fine Art Affordable Art Fair, Battersea, London

 

Solo Exhibitions

2013 June: Cave of Forgotten Dreams, Helmsley Arts Centre, Helmsley, North Yorkshire

 

Awards

2013 ‘Sponsors Choice Award’ New Lights Art Prize The Mercer Art Gallery, Harrogate

 

Press

2013 September: Gazette & Herald and The York Press ‘Pickering artist Diana Armstrong shows paintings at prestigious exhibition’

          September: BBC Radio York live interview re: New Light’s Art Prize