Diana Heeks trained as a painter at Birmingham College of Art in the early sixties. During 2006-2009 she studied for an MA Fine Art at Cardiff and Aberystwyth. She has worked as a teacher, art therapist and ceramicist, and spent very formative spells in Italy during the sixties and seventies.
“I work across a spectrum of ideas and materials, taking inspiration from many sources: landscape and the natural world, literature, the art and design of eastern cultures, other artists, and often from the materials themselves. My approach is intuitive, with a process that often starts playfully and then becomes more serious and specific. I mainly work with oils, but also love to use watercolour”.