"I began experimenting with papier mache while studying for a degree in fine art at the University for the Creative Arts in Farnham, Surrey. After graduating, I continued to indulge my fascination for colour, texture and unusual form through my papier mache and mixed media artworks. This work has developed into two quite different styles, one of which is elemental in nature, and the other which exemplifies my more whimsical tastes. Each piece is individually hand made, painted and decorated with fine papers and foils and 3d paints before being coated with a strong water resistant varnish."

Dianne is one of the resident designers at Kirkharle Courtyard in Northumberland, where you can usually see her at work and see her full range of original artworks. Dianne's work is also sold in craft shops and galleries throughout the U.K and internationally.

Commissions for individual pieces are welcome.

Previously shortlisted for the prestigious "Gift of the Year " Award. 


Kirkharle Courtyard is just off the A696 approximately 20 miles north of Newcastle in the stunning Northumberland countryside not far from the National Trust properties of Belsay Hall and Wallington. It is the birthplace of England's most famous landscape gardener "Capability Brown," and was recently featured on BBC's Countryfile programme. It is home to several other designers and also has a restaurant and coffee house which serves delicious food and cakes.

Opening hours may vary but it is normally open Tuesday - Sunday 11am - 4-30pm and Bank Holidays, although it is advisable to phone first if you are planning to visit.


3 The Stone Barn, Kirkharle Courtyard, Northumberland, NE19 2PE

Tel. 01830 540346

 e-mail mail@diannefox.co.uk