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Diana Williams

In 1974—1977 I studied art at college in Bangor. After graduating I spent two years in Milan, Italy studying the work of the Masters and travelling the length and breadth of the country. Upon my return I took up a teaching post at a Secondary school teaching art. I spent time teaching in a primary school and was then appointed as an Art Advisory Teacher by Gwynedd County Council in 1987.

In 1999—2000 I lectured part time at the University for the TAR course in Art. In the year 2000 I was appointed Deputy Head of a local school and am released from teaching duties from time to time to hold art courses for teachers and assistants by the local education authority.

As my three children are now in their teens I resumed an interest in painting preparatory to an exhibition to be held at Theatr Gwynedd, Novemeber 2006.

Since then I have exhibited at Oriel Glyn y Weddw, Llanbedrog, Oriel Môn and various galleries across Wales. I was commissioned to paint a scene from Liverpool to celebrate ‘Liverpool the European Capital of Culture, 2008’ and have appeared on the Welsh TV Programme ‘Wedi 7’ to discuss my artwork this Easter.

This year also saw the fruition of a Welsh/Irish collaboration at a venue in the Graphic Studio, Dublin and Newbridge, Ireland.

Most of my work is mixed media, printmaking and textiles.