Artist Statement / Method of Working

Diana Calvert is a painter of landscapes, still life and flowers. She often has more than one painting on the go at any one time, building each up from washes. Composition is extremely important to her, finding patterns, similarities and contrasts in her subjects, as even conventionally beautiful views do not necessarily translate into an interesting picture. In still life and flower paintings she looks for ‘stars’ and supporting casts, trying to avoid an all over look. She rarely uses photographs except as an aide-memoire if the weather is changeable.

Biographical Details

1988-90 & 1999-2002 Served on the NEAC committee
1979 Elected a member of the New English Art Club
1959-1962 Studied at the Byam Shaw under Charles Mahoney & Bernard Dunstan

Scholarships, Awards & Prizes

2016 The Dry Red Press Award at the New English Open
2001 The Llewellyn Alexander Award at the New English Open
1987/91 The John Brandler prize at the New English Exhibition
1959 The Ablett Scholarship

Past Exhibitions

1963– Exhibited in The RA Summer Exhibition
The Royal Society of Portrait Painters
The Royal Society of British Artists
Various London & Provincial Galleries and regularly with the Geedon Gallery


The New English (represented in, 2006) by Kenneth McConkey, ISBN 1903973988