The Suffolk Group

'Blue Tits Box', 50x40cms

'Beach Window', 40x50cms

'White Tulips Through the Window', 40x50cms

'Three Quinces', 60x50cms

'The Adnams Jug', 40x50cms

'Coastal Defences Minsmere', 50x60cms

Diana Marsden B.A.

Trained at The Harris School of Art, Lancs. (1959 – 63) and later gained a B.A. in Art History with the Open University in 2000.
In 1967 Diana moved to Aldeburgh, Suffolk and started painting the Suffolk landscape. 

First solo exhibition in 1975 and many later at Gallery 44 in Aldeburgh.  Further solo show at John Russell Gallery, Ipswich (1994) and later many mixed exhibitions including Grape Lane Gallery, York; Royal Parade Gallery, Blackheath; The Strand Gallery, Aldeburgh; Thompson’s Gallery, Aldeburgh.


All work is in Oils using Canvas, Board or Cardboard as supports.  A predominance of white is used to produce paintings in a high key and also the addition of a Turpentine – Beeswax mixture which gives a chalky impasto - like quality.


Signal influences have been the work of Gwen John and that of Mary Potter who was both a friend and mentor.


A Founder member of The Suffolk Group, there is a strong spiritual affininty for the Suffolk landscape, which after forty years in the vicinity is abundantly evident in her work.

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