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Journal Page – Nostalgia – My First Crewel Embroidery

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Journal Page – Stitches from India

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Journal Page – Kantha Stitch in Blackwork

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Welcome to Diane Duncan Art

Diane Duncan

I am an artist working with textiles, paper, mixed-media, pens, pencils, paint, watercolor … and whatever works for each piece of art I create.

I create because…I must.  Trite but true! Each piece of art is a part of my life story, my experiences, my reaction to surroundings, issues and challenges.

Color and texture are an essential part of my life and have always been important components of my work. Sunsets and sunrises excite me. Rocks, trees, lakes, mountains, prairies and eastern Canada heritage are frequently represented in my work. Shadow and light fascinate and challenge me. I revel in blue skies and storm clouds.

I love challenges, frequently exploring the use of new techniques and materials, often in a search for the best way to communicate through each new piece of art. At the same time, my roots in sewing and traditional quilting frequently re-emerge.

The process of creation is my retreat, my meditation, my route to renewal. It is where I go to regain a sense of equilibrium when the world around me is going crazy. My art is a means of communication, a part of my voice, and I gain tremendous satisfaction when others enjoy and respond to my work.


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Recent Blog Posts

January 13, 2016 |

Fibre Artist – Jill Sullivan, Sechelt, BC

On a rainy morning in April 2015, after breakfast overlooking the harbour with my cousin and her husband, I...

January 11, 2016 |

Fibre Artist – Anni Hunt

When I arrived at Anni Hunt‘s house I almost didn’t want to go inside. The view was so stunning. But...

January 8, 2016 |

Fibre Artist – Jennifer Cooper, West Vancouver, BC

Jennifer Cooper has a heritage that inspires her artwork, her west coast and fishery series in particular. She...

January 7, 2016 |

Margaret’s ‘Mark on the Body’ Project

Mark on the Body Project Honoring those who live with type 1 diabetes I have followed Margaret Blank’s...

January 6, 2016 |

You Have to Start Somewhere – Sketching!

Yesterday’s PlayDay helped me achieve another ‘start’ for 2016 – sketching. … and...

January 5, 2016 |

Play Day with Artist Friends

My Tuesdays have been designated art play day for the foreseeable future! Three friends and I spent the day...

January 4, 2016 |

Clearing out the old! Embracing the new in 2016!

Embracing the new year! Letting go of the ‘old’ from 2015 and embracing the ‘new’ of...

January 2, 2016 |

Still in the Introspective Mode

  Still introspective! In the interest of 2016 journaling, I am still in seasonal holiday dig-deep...

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