The Spring Auction 2020

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30. Diana Palmer


Estimate: £500 - 750

The Spring Auction 2020 - Lot 30, Diana Palmer, Cornus

Signed and dated (on the reverse)
Oil on linen
51 x 46 cm.
Painted in 2017

The bright autumn leaves of a Cornus plant hang ripe and lemon-like, contrasting the muted greens and greys in the surrounding foliage. 

Wine-coloured stems cut through the roughly blended surroundings, emphasising the constant shifts of nature.

Diana Palmer, a South London artist, playfully explores spatial relations in natural environments. The feeling of immersion in a landscape is translated into all-encompassing compositions to capture moments of specific light and colour, and to share everyday sights often overlooked. From concrete jungles to tropical jungles, plants are often the focus – as living beings, performing figures, and wondrous curiosities.


BA (Hons) Painting, Camberwell College of Arts. 

Group exhibitions: Element.Void, The Icing Room, London, 2019. Light and Structure, Deptford X Fringe 2017. Solo Exhibitions: Grow, Flow, Deptford Does Art Gallery, London, 2018. Fragments Together, Peckham Pelican, London, 2013.Her work has been shown in the UK, Greece and Germany and is held in several private collections in the UK, US, Italy and Uganda.

Artist in residence at Trélex, Switzerland, April, 2018. 

Diana is also exhibiting Dawn Light (Bwindi, Uganda) in The Spring Auction.

The Spring Auction 2020 - Lot 30, Diana Palmer, Cornus

28 Mar Mar 28

Candid Arts, 3 Torrens St, London EC1V 1NQ