Dianne Fogwell’s practice is centred on printmaking, painting and artist’s books. Using a repertoire of familiar images, Dianne uses pared back tones to illuminate parts of the landscape that usually go unnoticed in our daily lives. Her works often appear as imaginary, almost hallucinatory, dreamscapes and create a story that flows from work to work like pages of text or music. Dianne’s artistic process enhances this poetic nature of her work as she allows the images to emerge on the paper, rather than from a preconceived image. Her inspiration derives from the surrounding landscape of her North Canberra studio, where she intuitively draws her daily observations of Australian flora and fauna with her most recent work a contemplation on the cycle of pollination.
In a career spanning thirty years, Canberra artist Dianne Fogwell has had many solo exhibitions locally and interstate, and participated in group exhibitions both nationally and internationally, including the 1st Seoul International Artist Book Fair in Korea. She has made a major contribution to the arts community in Canberra through her art practice, teaching, curating and establishing press and print studios. Her work is represented in many public collections including the National Gallery of Australia, National Library of Australia, Artbank, Australian War Memorial, Canberra Museum and Gallery, Art Institute of Chicago (USA) and the National Museum for Women in the Arts (Washington, USA).