"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 or resin."
Most recently Dianne has designed a range of jewellery inspired by the wonderful dark skies of Northumberland. Please visit www.darkskiesjewellery.co.uk to see more.
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.
For the second year running, Dianne has been awarded the "Best Bespoke Jewellery Store of the Year" in the North England Prestige Awards 2021/22.- the first time any business has been given the award two years in succession.
She has previously been shortlisted for the prestigious national "Gift of the Year " Award and more recently she was also a finalist for her display of Dark Skies Jewellery in the British Festival Awards.
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 is home to several other artists, designer/makers and has a restaurant and coffee house which serves delicious food and cakes.
Please note that the opening times for our workshop and gallery are irregular at the moment although we strive to be open as much as possible. Therefore we suggest that you should contact us if you are planning to visit so that we can arrange to be open. Our normal opening times are Tuesday - Sunday 11am - 4pm. Online orders are unaffected although processing times may be a little longer than usual.
Dianne Fox Artworks & Dark Skies Jewellery
3 The Stone Barn, Kirkharle Courtyard,
Northumberland, NE19 2PE
Tel. 01830 540346
Dianne at Kirkharle Courtyard