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Diana Poliak  BA(Hons)

After a Foundation Course at Maidstone Art School, and Business Studies Diploma from Medway College of Technology, Diana worked in London for ten years, in the fashion, film and media business, then ran her own boutique and gallery in The Pantiles, Tunbridge Wells from 1983/94.  Returning to college to study, part time, for a fine arts degree at WKC - University of Greenwich 2003/8.

Her work has been shown frequently in the South East, including a solo exhibition at The Ripley Arts Centre in Bromley.  

Diana has been involved with various group projects, relating to both her art and literary pieces.  Having had her poetry published in several anthologies, and a painting selected for publication in the "Kent Artist" greeting card series in 2012. Another picture was shortlisted for the BBC2 TV programme "Show Me The Monet" in 2011, and one of her monoprints hung in the Royal Academy Summer Exhibition in 2013.
With another mono print exhibited at the Royal Academy in Summer 2016.

The majority of Diana's paintings, prints, poetry and ceramics are inspired by her enthusiasm for natural history, fantasy, fairytale and folklore. So her creations are often exaggerated and sometimes whimsical. She enjoys experimenting with mixed media.

Diana was also a runner up in the Royal Academy 'Friends Art on A4' Competition, and her entry was displayed in a special exhibition at the RA in January 2017, to celebrate the 40th Anniversary of Friends at the RA. Limited edition prints of this picture 'Hip Hip HurRAh' are available from CultureLabel.com.

 

The Stoat

Notebook

Wolf

Iguana

Iguana

Eagle

Eagle

Quayside
'Quayside'
Acrylic on board

Metropolis
'Metropolis'
Acrylic on board

Lapping and Flapping

'Lapping and Flapping'
Acrylic

Fish Pond-oils

'Fish Pond'
Oils

Hillside Sanctuary'Hillside Sanctuary'
Acrylics

In March 2017 Diana was a finalist in The Kent Life Magazine's Landscape Painter of the Year Competition with her oil painting 'Wealden View 2'.

Downland Uplift

Downland Uplift

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Hip Hip Hurrah

'Hip Hip HurRAh'
(Visiting The Royal Academy)

 

 

 

Strapped Vase 1 Strapped Vase 2 Dolly Duck
Strapped Vase 1
Glazed Stoneware
Strapped Vase 2
Glazed Stoneware
'Dolly Duck'
Glazed Stoneware
 
Fish Bronze Penguin Bolly Bodger
'Fish'
Glazed Stoneware
'Penguin'
Bronze
'Bolly Bodger'
Glazed Stoneware
     
Eddyfiss front Eddyfiss front Eddyfiss side
'Eddyfiss' front
Glazed Stoneware
'Eddyfiss' back
Glazed Stoneware
'Eddyfiss' side
Glazed Stoneware
     
Cow's Head Planter Fox Otter head
Cow's Head Planter
Glazed Stoneware
Fox Head Planter
Glazed Stoneware
Otter Head Planter
Glazed Stoneware
 
Woe Is Me Tree Ostrich Head Baboon
'Woe Is Me' Tree
Glazed Stoneware
Ostrich Head Planter
Smoke-fired Stoneware
'Baboon'
Smoke-fired Stoneware
 
Chameleon Goat Quirky Bird
'Chameleon'
Bronze
'Goat'
Glazed Stoneware
'Quirky Bird'
Glazed Stoneware
 
Stork with stalk Anemones
'Stork with Stalk'
Collograph

'Anemones'
Linocut

'Curious Crane'
Collograph
     
Big Beak Two Birds and a Bud Bees Please
'Big Beak'
Black on white Collograph
'Two Birds and a Bud'
Oil on bark
'Bees Please'
Line Drawing
 
Shell seeking Sunset Raku Firing Making Tracks
'Shell Seeking at Sunset'
Oils
'Raku Firing'
Oils
'Making Tracks'
Ink and Bleach
 
Bird, butterfly and bee Green Spaces Outcome Uncertain
'Bird, Butterfly and Bee'
Acrylics
'Green Spaces'
Acrylics
'Outcome Uncertain'
Acrylics
 
Climate Change Beyond the Ridge Hornbeams at Dusk
'Climate Change'
Acrylics
'Beyond the Ridge'
Acrylics
'Hornbeams at Dusk'
Acrylics
 
Wealden View
Wealden View
Oils on canvas
 
Wealden Tryp Wealden Triptych Wealden Triptych
Wealden Triptych - Oils
 
Tragic Tiger Cockerel About Town
'Tragic Tiger'
Triptych Monoprints

'Cockerel About Town'
Collage

 
Fungi Early Guinea Fowl
'Fungi'
Ink and oils
'The Early Guinea Fowl'
Triptych Monoprints