Diana McKinnon
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Diana McKinnon

Diana is a textile artist using the technique of free machine embroidery and layered fabrics to create scenic designs.
 
Diana originally trained and worked as a primary school teacher. During this time she attended an adult education course in ceramics and followed this with creative embroidery. Diana completed her City & Guilds qualification in 1996.

Diana's early work was inspired by studying the designs and colour palette of Klimt, Renee Mackintosh and Monet. Later, from travelling to New Zealand and Australia, she began to use her photographs to depict the beauty of the natural world, using a layering technique of silks, chiffons and iridescent materials to reflect the vibrancy of the colours of the scenery.

Her current work mainly focuses on her photographs taken of the English countryside in which she depicts scenes such as bluebell woods, poppy fields and autumnal scenes.

These require intricate layering of different fabrics and fibres, overlaid with free machine embroidery, to portray depth, light and colour in her pictures. Commissions can be undertaken from personal photographs.
 
To view further pictures of Diana's work go to:
www.dmckinnon.co.uk