Diana Parsons studied Fine Art (Painting) at Portsmouth College of Art followed by Art Teacher training at Birmingham School of Art Education. She graduated from Winchester School of Art with an MA in Textile and Fibre Art in 2008.
Diana’s approach to textiles is strongly influenced by her initial training in Fine Art, particularly with regard to drawing, use of colour and the development of ideas. Linked to an extensive knowledge and understanding of textile techniques and processes, this has recently included experiments with indigo, rust and natural dyes. Principally, however, Diana uses digital and inkjet print to transform drawings, paintings and other source material into cloth, enabling them to be draped, folded, made transparent, layered and stitched.
Narrative, time and place and the effect of the past on the present, are recurrent themes in her work, which encompass intimate references of family archive material and unfamiliar cultural landscapes revealed through travel.