Diana DURRAND ~ Sunday Tea ✿

'Infusa di
e amara
e antica
mi sorseggio il tempo...'

~ Catherine La Rose©2012  ~

 Using the uman body as landscape, Sunday Tea es a personal reflection of a time when leaving the church and the coming of age collided, yet the family ritual of Sunday tea survived.
Diana created this body of work combining the soft sensuos curves of the female form with the rigid but beautiful porcelain tea cups. We live in a world where nature and the need for ritual reside side by side. Diana Durrand's exhibit reflects the elegance, honesty and beauty of both worlds.
In my work I have drawn inspiration from the compassionate spirit expressed in simple things, in unexpected ways.  I create from my own life experiences, interpreting and transforming ideas into visual form.  The mediums may vary but the essence and clarity surfacing remain constant.
Since graduating with a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree from the University of Victoria I have been working in acrylics, graphite, watercolours, pastels, liquid plastic and found objects of all sorts.
My work is in the Canadian Museum of Civilization and the Canada Council Art Bank. I have exhibited in Canada Place Expo 86; Bau-xi Gallery, Vancouver; Open Space, Victoria; Del Bello Gallery, Toronto; Transportal Exhibit, Berlin Germany; Burnaby Art Gallery; Surrey Art Gallery; Fort Gallery, Fort Langley; Art Gallery of Victoria; Presentation House, Vancouver; Prague Museum of Agriculture; Science Centre, Ottawa; Michigan State University and various group shows locally and nationally.
I have illustrated a number of books and worked collaboratively with my husband, writer Craig Spence.
My work is exhibited at the Luz Gallery in Victoria, where I also give workshops on the techniques of hand colouring photographs with chalk pastel.

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