Diana Calvert (b.1941) NEAC – Cows in the field, Oil on board
Diana Calvert won the Ablett Scholarship to attend the Byam Shaw School of Drawing and Painting 1959-1962, under Charles Mahoney and Bernard Dunstan.
A painter in oil of landscapes, interiors, still life and flowers and first exhibited at the Royal Academy in 1963. Diana also exhibited at the Royal Society of Portrait Painters, Royal Society of British Artists and at the New English Art Club becoming a member in 1979 serving on the committee 1988-1996 and again from 1999.
She is represented in numerous private collections in Britain and abroad. She married at Fulham, London in 1981, Richard Makepeace Martineau , but continues to paint under the name of Diana Calvert. She lives and works at The Lawn, Walsham-le-Willows, Suffolk.
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Composition is extremely important to her, finding patterns, similarities and contrasts in her subjects, as even conventionally beautiful views do not necessarily translate into an interesting picture. In still life and flower paintings she looks for ‘stars’ and supporting casts, trying to avoid an all over look.