APRIL 9th to
ST DOGMAELS GALLERY
t: 01239 612677
New abstract work by the Ceredigion based painter Diana Heeks
goes on show in April at St Dogmaels Gallery in West Wales.
Diana originally trained at Birmingham College of Art and Design, and
recently gained an MA in Fine Art from Aberystwyth University.
The work in this new show ranges across a spectrum of abstraction -
from large, vertical colour-fields in wood, paper and linen to smaller
work in oil or watercolour which express her love of the decorative
arts and allusively point to figuration.
It makes use of a range of techniques including printing, collage,
folding and pleating in paper and fabric, which refer to her ongoing
relationship with textiles and her interest in three-dimensional
surfaces. Her pieces featuring drawers with pleated contents can at
one level be seen as horizontal variations of her vertical work.
Diana has lived in Ceredigion for two decades. Her early work in
West Wales was a semi-abstract response to its inspirational
landscapes. She has exhibited three times at the National Eisteddfod
and was the 1997 winner of the "Aspects of Wales" prize at
Pontardawe. She has shown regularly at MOMA Wales in
Machynlleth and been active in the Cardigan Open Studios group. In
recent years she has exhibited at the 'Art At' summer arts festival at
Rhos y Gilwen, Cilgerran.
Says Diana: "This is an excellent opportunity to show the range of
developments that have taken place in my work over the last three years, in
the light, spacious and contemporary environment of St Dogmaels Gallery."
St Dogmaels Gallery
Run by Tricia McParlin and Peter Taylor-Wood, the gallery is
sited on the main street of St Dogmaels village, with its 12th-century
abbey and estuary views just a stone's throw from wide-open
beaches and the majestic bulk of Cemmaes Head.
Tricia McParlin said: "The gallery is gaining a reputation as a unique
contemporary space, dealing mainly with abstract painting, but also
sculpture, film, dance, performance art and installation. Diana's work is
ideal in this space and we are delighted to be able to offer her a solo show".
The "New Work" exhibition will run from Saturday 9 April to
Saturday 4 June, a period that includes two Bank Holiday
For further details contact St Dogmaels Gallery, High Street, St
Dogmaels, Cardigan, Pembrokeshire SA43 3EJ
Tel: 01239 612677
or visit www.stdogmaelsgallery.com
Work by Diana Heeks can also be seen at