Diane Mathias

Diane Mathias

Tell us a little about what you make? 

I am a landscape painter, but I also produce various reproductions in my studio/gallery from my originals so that I can offer them as cards and prints etc.

Diane MathiasWhat inspires you and where do you find that inspiration? 

My inspiration comes from the natural beauty that surrounds me every day and wherever I go, but I especially love mountains, rivers, lakes and wild places. 

Tell us about your favourite medium. 

I love soft pastels and traditional oils but can never decide which I love the most. 

What does being a member of the Ceredigion Art and Craft Trail mean to you? 

I love being a part of the huge community of people who appreciate art of all it various forms. 

How do you manage a work-life balance as an artist/maker? 

I have set hours that I work but always consider painting as play so that’s not really work. 

What are you working on at the moment? 

I am working on a collaborative piece of artwork that I have been asked to do at a local school with the group of year 6 students. They have sent me their ideas and we shall be designing and painting an oil painting together which will go on display in their school.  

How do you know when your work is finished? 

When nothing bugs me, I know it’s time to stop. 

What is the biggest challenge of being an artist/maker? 

My biggest challenge is always writing anything about myself and marketing of any kind including this. 

What advice would you give to new artists or makers at the start of their creative journey? 

My biggest piece of advice would be to create what you love, not because it will sell but from the overflow of the passion within.