Diane studied fine art and photography at the University of Central Lancashire. She paints in an expressive manner, which gives energy and life to the art work. Her favoured mediums are oil paint and Charcoal.
Living In the heart of the Pennines her inspirations are everyday life, Industrial townscapes/Landscapes and steam engines. She is a member of Tenovus art group and Pendle Artists, winning the Bert Rawlinson trophy 2018 and the McKenzie Folan cup in 2017.
New Age of Steam
Living in the Pennines, a ‘stone’s throw’ away, from the Settle to Carlisle line and the East Lancs Railway, there are many photo opportunities to be had. Whether it be at the infamous ‘Copy pit’, the fantastic ‘Ribblehead viaduct’ or just an opportunity to capture an engine in full steam, with the atmosphere from days gone by.
My Father was a ‘Steam Raiser’ at Rosegrove shed up until its closure in 1968. I have vague memories of the world famous ‘Flying Scotsman’ coming through the Colne to Preston line in the late 60’s.
Thanks to dedicated enthusiasts, we can now enjoy travel on these beautifully restored working engines that once languished in scrap yards around the country awaiting their fate.
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