Diana Forster

Diana Forster completed a BA Degree in Contemporary Fine Art at Oxford Brookes University in 2017 after a career in educational publishing. Her practice has developed in three directions: art and conflict, art and science, and the opportunities offered by digital means of making art.

Diana's practice in art and conflict arose from her mother's experiences in Poland in the Second World War. Her mother was forcibly removed from her home in eastern Poland when Stalin's troops invaded, and was transported along with an estimated 1.7 million other Polish people to labour camps in Arkhangelsk and Siberia. Diana tries to communicate the unimaginably shocking rupture between a settled, normal life, and a terrifying future decided by people who don't care about you.

Her interest in art and science grew from studying for a first degree in Botany. She is particularly interested in photosynthesis, the mundane miracle without which there would be no life on earth.

Half way through her career in educational publishing, Diana moved from editing print on paper to developing digital learning materials and software. Now she creates images in Adobe Illustrator and Photoshop, and draws on an iPad.

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