I make non-functional abstract art using primarily clay, encaustic, cold wax, oil, acrylic and various mixed media materials. I aim for the work to be accessible (in price and concept), thought-provoking and have a relationship with beauty. The subject matter and style are often inspired by the Japanese wabi-sabi aesthetic and worldview, honouring the imperfect, incomplete, humble and hand-made. The name of my (maybe, one day, website) will be Diana Smith: Unfine Art – for good reason. I also love to think, read, write and talk about art, and, if I spent as much time making as thinking about art, I would be super prolific.
Currently, I am part of the Metchosin ArtPod and Gallery, displaying work, participating in group shows, offering workshops and giving artist talks from time-to-time.