Foscari ChapterDrinks with the Artist - Saturday July 13th 3-5pm
July 5 – August 3, 2019
Directors of Gallery One are proud to present an exhibition of new work by internationally renowned artist Diana Watson.
The exhibition 'Foscari Chapter' takes its name from the ‘Villa Foscari’ a patrician villa in the Veneto region, northern Italy, designed by the Italian architect Andrea Palladio. Like wandering the gardens and rooms of the villa, Diana's paintings are redolent in history and tradition inspiring a romantic journey of the imagination. In a genre that is time immemorial, Diana's dramatically illuminated flowers, fruit and fabric are symbolically presented to resonate warmth, nostalgia and intrigue. The beauty of each representation is characterised with strong sumptuous colour and a sense of movement, the artist utilising the baroque tenebrism to draw you in and around a 'vanitas' of life's simple pleasures, fragility and transience. Diana states, 'I capture and record the fleeting beauty of everyday life, There is a need to share this beauty in a world that is not without its foreboding. My hope is this imagery provides the viewer with a sense of hope and peacefulness.'