Dianne Jackson fell in love with watercolour over 35 years ago when she first saw the paintings of Canadian artist Marjory Piggott. Upon learning the artist had studied Sumie (the art of Japanese brush painting) Dianne embarked on a three year course at the Japanese Cultural Centre. She submitted her test piece to Japan and was awarded the coveted seal.
Dianne uses lyrical brush strokes in her paintings resulting in serene landscapes and captivating florals. Her first solo show in 1980 was all but a sell-out. She and husband and fine artist Andy Donato, enjoy travelling and this has resulted in further successful shows. Dianne has become more interested in painting in acrylics and more recently, has stretched her horizons to include experimental work using fabric, threads, gold leaf, textured papers, Spanish moss and other found objects resulting in bold abstract work.
Dianne is a member of the Beach Guild of Fine Art and the Scarborough Art Guild.