Author Archives: diane gerrard

About diane gerrard

I am a visual artist and I work largely in painting and drawing.

The Not so Recent Life of Squirrels 2

When  I first posted about art works using squirrels  (I also included my own!) I  was ignorant  of a long history of squirrels being featured in art work, of humans’ obsessions with these little  animals and  keeping then as pets. … Continue reading

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Bed Posts 2

This gallery contains 4 photos.

The subject matter of beds seems to have broad attraction! A photographer friend, Cathy Cooper,, likes neatly made beds, so different from the images  of the unmade beds in my previous bed post- those of  Tracey Emin, Tammy Rae … Continue reading


The not so secret life of Squirrels.

Maurizio Cattelan I am intrigued by this  3D work of Maurizio Cattelan in which he has used a  stuffed squirrel   The use of  actual animals in art  rather than through artists’ depicting  them using  skill,  or interpretation,  has always … Continue reading

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Bed Posts

Bed Posts By chance I had been reading about artists have used unmade beds to illustrate their concepts. Initially I thought I would write about  a few who had caught my attention, however, after a little further research I found … Continue reading

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Financial Planning!

I keep my shopping receipts. I have  a clear out occasionally and  have thought about using them  to make paper mache sculpture,  perhaps one day!

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Developing Fine Art practice

For the past year  I have been following ( physically) a course  on Developing Fine Art Practice. I should have posted more about the course, as I have found it very helpful, but time is all!! Two thirds through the … Continue reading

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Sunday Times Watercolour Exhibition 2015

my painting shown in the exhibition for the Sunday Times watercolour competition 2015

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