ARTIST/ARTWORK

Amarachi Amune

Since she was a little girl, Amarachi Amune has always dreamt of becoming a professional artist. Growing up in an “over protective” environment, she saw art as a means of escape, where she shared her little thoughts and ideas about life using pencils, chalks, crayons. And when these weren’t accessible, she drew on sands and walls with her fingers. She went on to study Fine Arts in Imo State University, where she graduated with a second class upper in 2012. She finished her NYSC in 2013. 

Coming from a generation of teachers, she went into teaching art, and later she began practicing and creating art. Having taught and experimented with several art mediums, she settled with acrylics, inks and oil color. Now, she uses these mediums to create and excite the world.

A contemporary artist, Amarachi enjoys making mural paintings. She has also done workshops and exhibitions alongside several notable Nigerian artists.

Marital Blindness

Acrylic and Oil on Canvas

61cm x 81.5cm (24” x 32”)

2023

Ayomide Adebowale

Ayomide Adebowale is an award winning, self-taught artist who lives and works in Lagos, Nigeria. Her works are mostly in mixed media. She was a part of an art workshop organised by the Sisterart Global Visual Art Foundation in collaboration with the Hungarian Embassy Trade Office, Lagos in September 2019. She also emerged the 25under25 arts and culture awardee in 2019.

Ayomide has featured in five group exhibitions; Baroque Age Studio in June 2018, Lasmara in October 2019, The Society of Nigerian Artists in November 2019, an art exhibition she curated with a friend in December 2022, as well as an exhibition curated by the International Women’s Society (IWS) in collaboration with Sisterart Global Visual Art Foundation in March 2023.

Art to her acts as a form of catharsis. At several levels, it gives vent to several voices – voices of those that may otherwise never have been heard and for her such inclusiveness becomes the strongest point of art.

Classy, Bougie But Not Ratchet

41cm x 51cm (16” x 20”)

Acrylic on Canvas

2023

Deborah Funmilayo Ogunmolati-Adeniyi

Deborah Funmilayo Ogunmolati an Environmental Engineering graduate of Petroleum Training Institute, Effurun, Warri Delta State. She is a wife, super mum, trailblazer, innovator, and goal getter. Deborah is a member of the Institute of Strategic Management (ISM), Edo State Chapter. She is a renowned shoemaker whose creative crafts and products in leatherworks has been credited by industry experts, government agencies, office of the Vice-President, celebrities, public and private institutions as well as individuals in the society.

Due to her artistic nature, she was drawn to crafting shoes and this made her enroll for a 2-year-and-6-month training program in shoemaking at Global Exports, Benin before she made her mark in the shoemaking industry by setting up her business Debby Wales Collection, a Made-in-Nigeria brand of finished leather shoes, bags, belts, and accessories.

Deborah has participated in numerous local and national symposium, conferences, exhibitions, and development platform with the most significant such as MSMs, Alaghodaro Summit, International Women’s Day Conference, Edo Production Hub Stakeholders Summit.

Awards and recognition in 2018. Deborah Ogunmolati was honoured with the prestigious Pan African Award for Entrepreneurship and Skill-up Project by Convolve of Hope Initiative Woman of Excellence Award.

With the success of Debby Wales Collections Ltd. in 2017, she went ahead to establish Debby Wales Institute for leatherworks and shoemaking (DILS) an education-focused Institute located in Benin City, Edo State with a target of providing skills development and entrepreneurial training to vulnerable women and girls, unemployed youths, and artisans in Edo State and in extension, the Niger Delta. 

Deborah has been creating innovative art since childhood. She participated in the first edition of the sisterART exhibition in 2019. She has a lot of beautiful art pieces to her credit.

Dear Child 

Acrylic on Canvas

58.5cm x 115.5cm (23″ x 45.5″)

2023

Dr. Princess Theresa Oghogho Iyase-Odozi (fsna)

Dr. Princess Theresa Oghogho Iyase-Odozi (fsna) is a visual-art subject matter expert, particularly on Edo-Benin Art, a professional Artist (Painter), Writer, Curator, Counsellor, social Entrepreneur, Philanthropist and also an art-collector in Nigeria. Historically, she initiated the Travelling Solo ROYAL ART Exhibition titled: BENINICONOGRAPHY.COM and initiated E-BOTA: Iyase-Odozi EDO-BENIN ONANAGBENEN TEXTILE APPARELS based on over 500year old Benin Art relics.

Dr Iyase-Odozi post-doctoral research has an in-depth of iconographic study found on the Edo-Benin Royal Court Art and the ‘lost and found’ African rich apparels that are unique to the Edo-Benin Kingdom. The discovery of Onanagbẹnen (royal Icons) textile apparel designs is an uncharted territory that provides a new frontier of research opportunities.

Dr. Iyase-Odozi, has her B.A (Painting) and M.A (Visual Art Education) and bagged her Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) in Art-Education, at the Department of Creative Arts, University of Lagos. She is a Fellow of Society of Nigerian Artists, member of Association of Gallery Owners in Nigeria. She has participated in many groups and solo art exhibitions, both local and international. She has also been involved in numerous local conferences, Panels and Workshops as facilitator, Speaker and Participant. She works as a full-time studio artist. She is the Founder/Director of GREENHOUSE ART EMPOWERMENT CENTRE (GHAEC).

Her Organisation has created job and empowerment opportunities for many through the GreenHouse Art Empowerment Centre. As one of her primary objectives, she promotes Nigerian Art and Nigerian Artists, both renowned and promising. Her passion is to improve the livelihood of the marginalised and less privileged people in her immediate community and society at large. She has been painting professionally since 1984. She lived for about 10 years in Germany and returned to Nigeria in 2002. She is the Founder/Director of GREENHOUSE ART EMPOWERMENT CENTRE (GHAEC), a subsidiary of the GreenHouse Plaza Limited and prime mover of the Moving Art Exhibition in Nigeria.

Oba Di’ Ugha (Oba Returns to his Inner Chamber)

Mixed Media Painting

61cm x 91.5cm (24” x 36”)

2019

Dr. Charity Iyingima Ide

Dr. Charity Iyingima Ide is a contemporary artist living and working in the South-South of Nigeria. She is a devoted painter whose works are inspired by the sublime activities of nature that show the signature of the infinite God. At a young age, the aura of art embraced her and she was greatly encouraged by her parents to trail the lane of arts.

She paints in segmented squared spaces, this moniker is tagged Squarism. She reveals her intuitive perception of life in her philosophical paintings that always have enormous meanings. Her works are an exploration of delicate lines, intentional shapes and desired colours finely juxtaposed and harmonized to describe and portray an ever evolving world with its people. Charity’s paintings spring waves of hope and optimism amidst thriving challenges.

Charity studied painting at the University of Port Harcourt, bagging first and second degrees in 2009 and 2014 respectively. In 2022, she got a Ph.D in Painting from the Ignatius Ajuru University of Education. She is a member of various art associations and she is the vice chairman of the Society of Nigerian Artists, Rivers Chapter. Charity has participated in over twenty group exhibitions and has had three solo exhibitions. 

‘Insight’

Acrylic on Canvas 

61cm x 76cm (24” x 30”)

2023

Akwaowoh Faith Afonime

Akwaowoh Faith Afonime is a 25year old Lagos (Nigeria) based contemporary artist who have been making art for fun since she was a little girl. She started making art as a profession in the year 2021. She currently works as a freelance artist for a gallery in Lagos nigeria to produce amazing custom art works

Akwaowoh studied Fine and Applied Arts in the Federal College of Education (Tech.), Akoka, Lagos State, Nigeria and graduated as the best student in her department. She paints majorly women and little girls as she is able to easily express her feelings and put down her thoughts with colors and also express the innermost feelings of others by using women and girls as a refrence.

She paints majorly with acrylic colors, sometimes with oil colors. She uses popping, eye catching colors to bring life to her paintings and also sends a useful message to the public when words may fail.

Akwaowoh derives inspiration from her personal experiences, experiences of others, music, movies, photography, her environment, her culture and traditions, and also from other contemporary artists In the future, she would love to participate in many more exhibitions alongside other contemporaries in different Nigerian states and also different countries of the world so as to show the world how magical art can be to the soul.

The Beginning

Acrylic on canvas

122cm x 91.5cm (48” x 36”)

2023

Kenneth Juliet Ugochukwu

Kenneth Juliet Ugochukwu (Nigeria, Dob. 16th July) was born in Jos, Plateau State. She is a Painter who adopts an abstract approach to forms as metaphors for psychological and sociocultural trends within the African society. After completing her degree program in Home Economics from The Federal Ministry of Agricultural Science, Riyom. She further advanced to learn the arts under training as a Painter at the National Museum, Jos as a full time Studio Artist.

She has exhibited in a couple of group exhibitions. Notably, was the Hill Crest Annual Arts Fair & Exhibition and also the Life In My City Arts Competition & Exhibition 2022.

She presently owns a creative studio, Juneth Galleria at the National Museum Jos, where she teaches Painting and General Art. She resides and works in Jos, Plateau State, Nigeria.

Anyanwu – the awakening, embodies the indispensable value of the African woman, one that stands in the gap to bridge the past and the future. This proximity she allows by her unrelenting desire and love for family and society which in turn creates for sustainability and continuity of age-long traditions, norms, cultures and lifestyles of the old and its gradual transition to modernity.

“Anyanwu – The Awakening”

91.5cm x 41cm (34” × 16”)

Mixed Media on Canvas

2022

Abisola Victoria Cole

Abisola Victoria Cole was born in Kaduna State, Nigeria, where she attended Queen Amina College and concluded her secondary school at St. Peter’s College, Olomore, Abeokuta, Ogun State.

She attended Yaba College of Technology, Yaba, Lagos, where she obtained OND in General Arts (1995), HND in Fashion Design (1999) and Teachers Technical Certificate (2004) from Federal College of Education (Technical) Akoka. She earned a Bachelor of Art Education (Textile Design) from the University of Education, Winneba, Ghana (2014) and Master of Science in Clothing and Textiles (2021) from University of Agriculture, Abeokuta, Ogun State.

She is a dynamic artist and educator that specialized in clothing and Textile. She taught at Our Lady Apostles’ Secondary School, Yaba (2001-2007). She currently lectures at the Department of Fine and Applied Arts, Federal College of Education (Technical) Akoka, Lagos.

She is explorative and loves to experiment with media.

She is an entrepreneur and has mentored several young people to success.  

She is currently researching on eco-friendly materials for designing.

Mamma

Acrylic on Canvas

61cm x 91.5cm (24” x 36”)

2023

Linda Ozioma Adiele

Linda Ozioma ADIELE (b. 1964) is a British-Nigerian artist. Born in Manchester, Linda lived a better part of her childhood in the United Kingdom and occasionally resides in Bedford. She attended evening art classes at Atelier Diagonales, Clermont-Ferrand and had a period of classical study at the London Fine Arts Studio in Battersea London. Linda’s formal training began with a study in International Languages, bagging a first and second degree in French then an MSc in Global Human Resources from the University of Liverpool. Linda has lived most of her adult life in Nigeria working as a human resource professional while painting part-time before transiting to full time art in 2018.

Admitting to loving art in her early days, she has found herself navigating a diverse network of cultural themes to explore narratives that need to be at the fore. Her interests lie in the historical traditions of portraiture and the many stories a figurative painting can tell. Linda challenges the viewer to break with these conventions that amplify traditions by decoding the messages her works attempt to portray. Drawing from her experience as a human resource professional and a student of languages, Linda tells the story of the body in ways that words may fail to convey. She is inspired by the vibrant colours of her African culture and heritage and moves beyond realism to tell social narratives.

Linda has participated in several group exhibitions including Society of Nigerian Artists ‘New Frames’ in 2016, 2018, and 2019; New Horizons, 2018 at Discova Art Centre, Port Harcourt; and Balance for Better: Women Unite, 2019 organised by the Female Artists Association of Nigeria. She is a member of Chartered Institute of Personnel Management of Nigeria; Female Artists Association of Nigeria; and Society of Nigerian Artists.

Her solo exhibition in October 2020, “I Said No” explored issues of gender-based violence, rape, racism, body-shaming, discrimination and brutality.

My Tan Scarf

91.5cm x 91.5cm (36” x 36”)

Oil on Canvas

2022

Memorial Biyela-Mnguw

Memorial Biyela-Mnguw is a South African artist who is based in South Africa. She is a member of sisterART Global Visual Arts Foundation. Art runs in the blood of her family. She teaches and practices Visual Art. Her field of specialization is Sculpture and Ceramics. She also practices Beadwork, Painting, Printmaking and Fiber Art. Her grandmother who was passionate about making clay dolls inspired her to become a Sculptor.  Her ceramic pieces are sculptural and expressive. Her major media are clay, wood, steel and beads. 

Biyela-Mnguw draws her inspiration from her own experiences and life in general. She was kidnapped in her second year of teaching. This bad experience is evident in her artworks as she developed chronic fear. Most of her works address women issues where she depicts them as beings with strong personalities. Her art is majorly the voice of women. Her good- natured father made her believe that not all men are cruel. Biyela-Mnguw’s latter works also make awareness about the impact of rhino poaching. Her childhood memories are her other favorite subject matter.

She has participated in many exhibitions including the 1st and 2nd editions of sister ART International Arts and Cultural Exhibition. She has also attended residencies such as Master Artists and Crafters Training in Cape Town, SA and Caversham Centre for Artists and Writers in Howick, SA.

Her target audience are Private Collectors, Art Galleries, Museums and reputable Institutions.

Some of her works are in the permanent collection of Old Mutual Foundation, MTN Foundation SA and KZN Cultural Museum

She has completed a number of commissions including the public statue of Inkosi Mtubatuba Mkhwanazi and a Totem for the Presidential Suite of Moses Machida Stadium.

Biyela-Mnguw is the founder of Memorial Creative Arts Centre, NPO which has started to operate though it is still under construction.

Childhood Memories

Beads

25.5cm x 20cm (10” x 6”)

2018

Olubukola Eche

Olubukola Eche is passionate about lines, contrast, and loves flowers!
Her passion for art began as a child where she enjoyed exploring her creativity and experimenting with different media.

She finds monochromatic art fascinating which is evident in her illustrations. She works primarily with graphite, pen, and ink, depicting positive reflections of everyday life. Every now and again however, she does explore colour.

Olubukola enjoys listening to music while she works, layering stroke upon stroke with careful precision to create the right balance of light, depth and texture.

Exploring the outdoors, indulging in the serenity of nature and the beauty of creation inspires her. She finds it uplifting and hopes to create a sense of this in her illustrations.

Northern Hibiscus

Original Pen and Ink

54cm x 38cm (21” x 15”)

2022

Ebong Queenette Emmanuel

Queenette is a Nigerian Artist – Painter and Art Educator. She studied Fine and Applied Arts (Double Major) at Federal College of Education (Technical), Akoka and is currently a studying Creative Arts (Visual), Painting Major at the University of Lagos.

She is a multi-talented artist thus, her versatile approach to arts cutting across Experimental, Painting, Mixed media, Sculpture, Textile and Photography.

Her Painting “A Thousand Thoughts” won a prize at the sisterART and Hungarian Trade Office Workshop in 2019.

She has commissioned many art pieces for individuals and institutions.

Exhibitions

2019- Strength of a Woman 1 (sisterART 1st International Arts and Cultural Exhibition)

2019- sisterART and Hungarian Trade Office Workshop and Exhibition – ‘Thorns and Blossoms’

2020- 2nd Year sisterART Anniversary Online Exhibition.

2022- Strength of a Woman 2 (sisterART 2nd International Arts and Cultural Exhibition)

2022- Ibom Art and Book Festival.

2022- Lagos/ Hamburg International Exchange Exhibition.

Delicate

Acrylic on Canvas

70cm x 70cm (27.5” x 27.5”)

2023

Rose Blakk

Rose Blakk a self-taught artist who developed an interest in art from childhood. Her work is versatile and experimental with a focus on culture, tradition, nature and life experiences. She started her art practice during the COVID-19 Lockdown in 2020. Since then, creating art has been a flow of passion and a tremendous source of happiness.

Born in Port Harcourt, she studied Medical Records at the University of Port Harcourt where she is currently undergoing her master’s degree program in health information management.

Blakk is a member of Society of Nigeria Artists and Pan African circle of Artists. She has participated in both local and international art exhibitions including Search light expressions on living, yearning, and governance, Moriri Art Gallery, 2023; Engaging Space and its metaphors as memory, PACA Dak ‘Art Biennale (Off), Senegal, 2022; Rays of Hope, Les Arts du Soleil, Dakar, 2022; Arc of creativity, Delaroke Art Gallery, Port Harcourt, 2022; and Innovations, Pages Art Gallery, Bayelsa, 2019.

Sister Love

Mixed Media                                     

122cm x 91.5cm (48” x 36”)

2023

Chinwendu Silas (Snowwhite)

Chinwendu Silas, also known as Snowwhite is a passionate female artist, born on the 22nd day of August, 1984. She trained in the Institute of Management and Technology, (IMT), Enugu, Nigeria.

She is a mother and a fulltime studio artist. She tells her stories using diverse media, though her best is acrylics on canvas. Her best subject are those relating to the girl child and womanhood. She is a member of the Society of Nigerian Artists (SNA), Female Artist Association of Nigeria (FEAAN) and the Sisterart Global Visual Arts Foundation.

Snowwhite also runs a foundation where she empowers women and children through the arts. As an Artist, she believes there can be no limits to her creativity because arts is life.

Impact

Acrylics on Canvas

91.5cm x 61cm (36” x 24”)

2022

Tipu Osagie

Lagos born Nigerian artist, Tipu Osagie possesses a profound artistic voice that merges colors, emotions, and cultural narratives.

Her Paintings and mixed media pieces that captures the daily battles and triumphs of African women. Her art speaks of resilience, embodying the strength that defines these women’s lives. Through her work, she unravels a visual journey that navigates the complexities of African womanhood, while also celebrating the radiance and vitality present amidst challenges.

Tipu’s art defies conventions, using a diverse range of media to create her impactful narratives. Her pieces resonate with themes of community, family, and heritage, showcasing the connection that defines African cultures.

Her work has graced many local exhibitions, captivating audiences with its authenticity. She is now based in Port Harcourt, Rivers State, Nigeria.

Multitasking

Acrylic, Ink, and Marker on Canvas

41cm x 51cm (16” x 20”)

2023

Tari Olusola

Tari Olusola is a United Kingdom based Nigerian artist who used her skill in creating mouth-watery dishes to express her artist’s imagination. One fine summer morning during a cooking session, the fish from our sauce just whispered and said Mama TARES I want to walk out of the frame. I took a snap immediately using the phone camera, but the image was not satisfactory. Hence the decision to go a bit professional by enrolling in a short course in photography, and becoming a food photographer.

As an artist with a wild imagination, her photographic images were asking for more, which gave birth to abstract fine art. Recreating digital fine art abstract images from her old images emanating in her new style of visual art. Creation never ends!!!!

The Masks (ABSTRACT PHOTOGRAPHY)

Print on Uncoated Paper  

29.7cm x 42cm (11.7″ x 16.5″)

2023

Victoria Ogbuigwe

Victoria Ogbuigwe is a self-taught multi-media artist. She started creating Arts as far back as 1973 in her secondary school days. All though her university and postgraduate studies in the United States of America and the United Kingdom respectively, her artistic energy was directed at fashion and wearable arts while still creating Paintings, Fabric Collage and Mixed Media.

In recent years, Victoria had decided to focus her creativity on Painting and Mixed Media. She has interacted and worked with some notable Visual Artists locally and internationally in the course of her art career. She has attended various Printmaking and Drawing Workshops including the Harmattan Workshop in Agbarha Otor, Delta State, Nigeria where she worked with a number of seasoned Artists from different parts of the world. These experiences greatly shaped her resolve to show the result of her creativity and artistic journey in Nigeria. 

Victoria Ogbuigwe was born in Benin City, Edo State, Nigeria. She now resides and practice in Lagos, Nigeria. 

The Proposal, Walk With Me? 

Mixed Media

122cm x 122cm (48” x 48”)

2023

Prof. Iyabo Khadijah Tijani

Prof. Iyabo Khadijah Tijani is an artist who also teach Art at tertiary institution level in Nigeria. Her art stems from her training at Ahmadu Bello University Zaria and her many years of teaching several aspects of Art, at Yaba College of Technology in Lagos and at Ahmadu Bello University in Zaria. In the search for her personal means of expression Prof. Iyabo have tried several medium of art with beads being her most used medium.

Living in the Northern part of Nigeria and being a Muslim has exposed her to women and their enduring legacy of being mostly in the background while raising families and contributing their quota to the world. Women are also always at the receiving ends of challenges around the world, and as such, being a woman, she always try to showcase their plight of women in general in her works. This has informed her subject and area of interest in arts.

LIFE & SOUL is an art conception that came to her mind when considering the essence of living. Man is made for a purpose but hardly do we search out or check and ask how we got here. We all seem to be carried away with the search for success which is classified as the height one is able to attain in the gathering of worldly assets. Spiritual growth or depth of knowledge of man’s existence is limited to a few. There is need to remove the superfluous layers of human flesh need to access and reach the illuminated deep part of man’s existence.

Life & Soul

Acrylic on Paper

51cm x 76.5cm (20” x 30”)

2023

Funmi Arabambi

Funmi Arabambi is a Nigerian artist. She graduated with a B.AED in Fine and Applied Arts from the University of Nigeria in 2008. She honed her skills further with training at Universal Studios of Art and Defactori Art Studio, working closely with accomplished master artists. She is a member of Sisterart Global Visual Art Foundation and the Society of Nigerian Artists (SNA).

Funmi’s artistic focus revolves around the sensual aspects of art, using lines, forms, and colors to portray life’s essence. Her paintings predominantly capture the beauty of nature through a feminine lens, documenting scenes, moods, and moments. Employing acrylic on canvas, she skillfully wields vibrant, high-contrast colors and conspicuously unblended brushstrokes to depict human figures and landscapes. Funmi regards her artwork as a gateway to exploring and sharing her revelations about the world. Additionally, she imparts her artistic wisdom to young minds by teaching Art and Design, nurturing creativity in the upcoming generation.

Noteworthy achievements include securing second place in the ASFAAS Painting Competition (2002). Some of the exhibitions she has been a part of include: Beautiful Nigeria” (2006), “Naija Women” (2007), “Raising Stars” (2004), “Rhythms” (2019),”Art for Charity Exhibition” (2021), “In Her World,” “April Ascension” (2022), “Holding On-Mandela Day” (2022), “Visual Dialogue” (2022), “Ibadan Art Fair” (2022), “Through My Lens” (2022), “Strength of a Woman” (2022), “October Rain” and many more. Her creations have found homes in numerous collections across the nation and beyond.

Quiet Time

Acrylic on Canvas

91.5cm x 122cm (36” x 48”)

2023

OGUNJOBI OMOLARA FADEKEMI

Ogunjobi Omolara Fadekemi was born in Lagos, Nigeria. She is a contemporary Textile Designer/ Print Artist who adopts numerous detailed forms, cultural symbols and delicate lines to create patterns. After completing her National Diploma in Art and Industrial Design at the Lagos State Polytechnic, she went on to study Creative Art at the University of Lagos, where she specialize in Textile Design.

She is inspired by the complexity, yet beautiful symbols and vibrancy of the Yoruba culture, as well as patterns, colours and forms from Mother Nature, thereby transforming them into contemporary designs. She had the opportunity to interact with the international Model, Naomi Campbell when she came to Nigeria, on the concept of Textile Design in Nigeria and participated in the Gucci Competition `Hymn to Freedom in 2019´,

Omolara became the best Textile Designer in her undergraduate level.  She has participated in couple of group exhibitions, and facilitate various Art training programs to empower youth.  Omolara is currently the Art Director at the Ovie Brume Foundation. She is also the founder of Afriwone Textiles, a contemporary Textile Design store.

Yoruba Semiotics

Wax on Cotton Fabrics

5 Yards & Ready to Wear    

2023

Juliana Ifeyinwa Emeka

Juliana Ifeyinwa Emeka hails from Ngor-Okpala Local Government Area of Imo State, Nigeria. She was born and raised in Lagos. She obtained her National Higher Diploma in Industrial Design (Fashion Option) from the prestigious Yaba College of Technology, Yaba, Lagos in the year 2013.

Living in the interior with her people has drawn her closer to nature where her inspirations comes from. She has always been affectionate about issues that affects the vulnerable, especially the girl child and women. She is a registered member of Sisterart Global Visual Arts Foundation.

She has a deep passion for art and farming. She expresses her art through the use of colourful African fabrics and leather which depicts African strength and vibrancy.

African Earrings

Fabrics & Leather

2023

Toma Unu

Toma Unu is a 39 years old Artist living with disability. Her Paintings are just at an intersection of landscape and abstraction. She has an interest in creating space, distance and depth that feels like familiar world around us which we can identify with as humans.

She prefers working with Acrylic and Oil Paints which she spends hours laying one pigment on another to create a rich textural landscape that radiates with energy.

Toma is a member of sisterART Visual Arts Foundation, and has participated in a number of group exhibitions.

Her believe in the abilities in her disabilities inspires her to express herself through the Visual Arts which she needs the world to reckon with and also support her.

Extension

Acrylic on Board

37cm x 29cm (14.5” x 11.5”)

2022

Diana Terry

Diana Terry was born, lives and works in Greater Manchester.

Moving interchangeably through drawing, painting, collage and sculpture, multi-disciplinary artist Diana Terry’s work explores the narrative between humanity and the natural environment. Terry lives and works in the Pennines, a vast area of geologically significant moorland whose natural resources became integral to the Industrial Revolution and the growth of major Northern UK towns and cities.

The last eighteen months have been dominated by a project, Land Marks, funded by Arts Council England.  This new body of work inspired by the scars left by our plundering of these resources and natures subsequent healing and reclamation of these quarry sites.

It is the result of two years’ worth of research, production and collaboration. The funding enabled the exhibition to tour four venues in the North of England.

Working with local museums organisations and communities she has gathered on site research. Her creative practice has been to immerse herself within the landscape exploring the details of the rock and its sculpted shapes exposed by the very nature of quarrying. Taking this process into ceramics she has further abstracted the images into sculptural pieces which contrast the smooth mechanical geometric with the rough and organic.

Her approach is partly informed by adaptation to the hearing world as she is profoundly deaf. Sensory touching is important to her creative process for example in shaping and moulding clay on the rock surface.

Diana Terry obtained a first degree in Three Dimensional Designer, at Manchester Metropolitan University and two masters degrees at University of Liverpool, School of Architecture and University of Manchester, Arts and Humanities. Therefore her design background has influenced the approach she has taken to her fine art practice. These include a love of materials and process. Furthermore they enable her to be an inquisitive questioner and encourages a love of experimentation.

She has recently joined The Sculpture Lounge, a community of artists, on the edge of the Peak District National Park. She has also been selected for the New Light Art Prize Exhibition which will tour five galleries before December 2024.

Cosmic Mother

Oil on Canvas

90cm x 90cm (35.5” x 35.5”)

2022