Diane White

Artist’s Bio

I love to paint an idea rather than reality.  My work is loose, in vibrant, bright colours.  Bold brush strokes excite me.  My way of working has evolved over many years, and for a long time now I have painted every day.  I paint a variety of subjects from landscape to figures, mainly in acrylics, inks and watercolours.  It is the flow and excitement of these media which inspire me.  My art encompasses who I am: always looking for new challenges and new ways of expressing myself.

I have a bold and dynamic approach to the creation of a new painting.  I take my inspiration from a landscape or an element from nature, and I internalise the image. 

The image becomes a feeling, then an idea in my mind which I translate onto canvas using bold brush strokes and bright, vibrant colours.  I then step back, I contemplate and compare with the idea in my head.  I refine, I rework parts of the canvas until I am satisfied.  And if, on viewing the painting the observer gets a sense of that feeling, I am gratified.

I am a prolific artist and even though my work is constantly evolving I have an individual and recognisable style.  I love to experiment so that I can grow as an artist.  I am always open to new ideas and techniques and am gradually becoming more involved with the contemporary art scene.

Artist’s Résumé

Born and educated in Manchester, England, Di studied art under Harold Riley, one of England’s top artists.  She arrived in South Africa in 1971 and worked for many years as an architectural draughtswoman in Somerset West. After raising her family Di took up painting again in the mid-1990s.

Di’s work hangs in many private collections around the world. She is represented in various galleries in South Africa and has her own studio in Somerset West.

She loves to experiment with different techniques, styles and media so that her work is constantly evolving and changing.  Her dynamic subject matter includes landscapes, cityscapes, seascapes, figures, portraits and flowers.

Di has been a member of the South African Society of Artists since 2005 and from 2010 to 2014 and again in 2018, chaired the Western Cape Artists’ Society.

Artist, Di White

Recent awards and exhibitions:
2019

Best Acrylic Award at WCAS (Western Cape Artists’ Society) annual member exhibition. Highly commended (Acrylic) in the WCAS Annual Merit exhibition. Participated in South African Society of Artists’ SA Art Exhibition at Kirstenbosch Gardens.

2018

‘Best in Class’ Top Gem – Acrylic and Commended Acrylic in the Western Cape Artists’ Society (WCAS) “Little Gems” exhibition. Participated in South African Society of Artists’ SA Art Exhibition at Kirstenbosch Gardens and Greyton Art walk in Greyton.

2017

Highly Commended (mixed media) in the South African Society of Artists’ Annual Exhibition.

2016

Top Gem in the Western Cape Artists’ Society (WCAS) “Little Gems” exhibition; highly commended (Watercolour) and commended (Acrylic) in the WCAS Annual Merit exhibition.

2015

Best acrylic in Western Cape Artists’ Society (WCAS) Annual Merit exhibition. Finalist in the Tollman Finlayson Art Award (Hermanus Fynarts)

Highly commended (Watercolour) and commended (Acrylic) in the WCAS ‘Across the palette’ exhibition

LANDSCAPE / SEASCAPE / DREAMSCAPE – Online Auction Catalogue

LANDSCAPE / SEASCAPE / DREAMSCAPE a Solo exhibition by Di White is currently on at Bright Street Gallery. Please find the online catalogue below.

All copyright is reserved by the artist Diane White.

Prices and details are displayed in the caption below the artworks. Click on the images to display full screen.

LANDSCAPE / SEASCAPE / DREAMSCAPE – online auction – will take place on 28-31 August 2020

How to place a bid:

2-4 August 2019 – Online Art Auction – Catalogue

Bright Street Gallery is proud to present their second live online auction for 2019 to be held on 2-4 August 2019 via our Facebook page Bright Street Gallery – online Art auction.

Participating artist include: Shannon Philips, Melinda Brummer, Connie Blomerus-Heese, Alison Guy, Alisa Farr, Cornelia Alberts, Merissa Slingerland, Belita Burger, Andrew Mokgatla, Laurette van der Merwe, Diane White, Xenia Hulme, Isabella Visagie, Ronni Mileham

RULES AND PROCEDURE:

• HOW TO BID:

  • Click to Follow the link to our Bright Street Gallery – Live online Art Auction.
  • Click on the photo of the artwork and type the amount you would like to bid in the comment section below the artwork.
  • Bids must be higher than the reserve price. Your bid must be higher than that of the previous bidder by at least R50, to qualify as new bid.
  • The Auction starts at 12pm on Friday 2 August 2019 and ends strictly at 12pm on Sunday 4 August 2019.
  • Please feel free to ask if you have any questions. Contact the Gallery on 021 851 2520 or email at brightstreetgallery@gmail.com
  • Price excludes postage. Postage or door-to-door courier can be arranged by the gallery at additional cost. Please note: Sometimes more than 1 person will bid at the same time, so after placing your bid refresh the page to see that your bid is indeed the highest bid.
  • If you don’t intend to buy the item, Please refrain from taking part in the auction. On Monday 5 August all winning bidders will be notified and payment procedure will be communicated. NB: Payment strictly within 48 hours after auction ends.

If you want to place a bid through the Gallery click on the button above and email the details of the work and your bid.

”I am grateful for all that I have” by Shannon Phillips Mixed media on canvas, 600x1200mm, unframed, R3000.00

Shannon Philips

Melinda Brummer

“After the Rain” by Melinda Brummer, Oil on Canvas, 510x760mm, unframed, R1800,00

Connie Blomerus-Heese

“Brewing Breese” by Connie Blomerus-Heese, Oil on canvas, 600x490mm, Framed, R1000.00

Alison Guy

“Saunders Rock Sunset” by Alyson Guy, Oil on canvas, 530x630mm, Framed, R5000.00

Alisa Farr

“Wheatfields” by Alisa Farr, Charcoal on Fabriano Paper, 625x625mm, Framed, R5500.00

Cornelia Alberts

“Dream the impossible dream” by Cornelia Alberts, Photograph printed on canvas, 590x420mm, unframed, R1440.00

Merissa Slingerland

“After the Fire” by Merissa Slingerland, Acrylic on canvas, 1000mmx1200mm, unframed, R5000.00

Belita Burger

“Roots” by Belita Burger, Acrylic on canvas, 700x900mm, Unframed, R4290.00

Andrew Mokgatla

“Noordhoek plain air” by Andrew Mokgatla, Acrylic on canvas, 510x760mm, unframed, R3000.00

Laurette van der Merwe

“ A Misty day” by Laurette Van der Merwe, Photograph printed on canvas, 300x450mm, unframed, R450.00

Diane White

“Berg River III” by Diane White, Acrylic on canvas, 420x590mm, unframed, R4000.00

Xenia Hulme

“ The Self” by Xenia Hulme, Colour on Silk, 410x465mm, Frame in French oak, R1800.00

Isabella Visagie

“My Boland” by Isabella Visagie, Soft Pastel on Paper, 420x590mm, Mounted, unframed, R600.00

Ronni Mileham

“Reflections” by Ronni Mileham, Acrylic on canvas, 800x800mm, unframed, R3500.00