Diane Gainey


'Anyone familiar with the changing moods of Cumbria, will understand why I find the area such an irresistible source of inspiration ……'

diane-gaineyBorn in Boston, in the fenland landscape of Lincolnshire, Diane grew up with a fascination for mountains, following family holidays to Wales, Derbyshire and Cumbria. After qualifying at Hartlepool College of Art and Design, she began her career as a Graphic Designer. An increasing demand for her watercolours, and a dislike for computer aided design led to a change in direction, whilst an insatiable love of the Lake District resulted in an inevitable move to Cumbria in 1995.

Although following a Commercial Art route at college, Diane was hugely influenced by the watercolour paintings of the then principal - Walter Parker (a former President of the Lake Artists Society), that adorned the walls of the college corridors. Walter remained a mentor, and through him Diane discovered the work of Turner, Edward Seago, Sir William Russell Flint and Rowland Hilder.  

Her fascination for atmosphere is intense, as is her desire to capture these illusive images with the transparency and sensitivity of watercolour.

As a self published artist, Diane has produced an extensive range of Limited Edition prints, and greetings cards, in addition to her original paintings.

Diane runs Viridian  - the gallery that was opened in 1997 and run as a co-operative for the first 3 years, before other founder members left to pursue their own careers.

Diane splits her working time between the gallery and her studio near Appleby, in the peace and quiet of the Eden Valley.

Diane also exhibits in many galleries through out the country, and Scotland, and has work in private collections around the globe.

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'Derwent Island'
Limited edition print  190mm x 420mm                Framed Price  £120.00




'Castlerigg Stone Circle'

Watercolour (image size) 52cms x 71cms

Framed price £760


'Buttermere and Fleetwith Pike'

Watercolour (image size) 36cms x 53cms

Framed price SOLD


'By Rydal Water'

Watercolour (image size) 26cms x 37cms

Framed price SOLD



'Derwent Island'

Watercolour (image size) 36cms x 53cms

Framed price SOLD


'Silverpoint, Ullswater'

Watercolour (image size) 15cms x 36cms

Framed price SOLD



'Rydal Water'

Watercolour (image size) 36cms x 53cms

Framed price SOLD




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