Oil Paintings
by Diana Gordon


  • b. Toronto 1955 (Canadian)
  • Hamilton resident since 1980
  • M.A. 1983 (Anthropology - McMaster), B.A. 1977 (U of T)
  • Art Instructor at AGH and DVSA
  • AGH Volunteer Docent
  • HCA School of Classical Realism 4 Year 2009-2012
  • BAC Mentor Program in Painting 2000
  • DVSA Certificate Level 1 plus, 1996-2009
  • Web Designer and Curator: Art-in-Canada.com

What began as a hobby, a break from doctoral research in archaeology, has become a light-affirming, creative passion. My nature is to explore all aspects of painting: a wide variety of subjects, techniques and styles. But it is colour and light which speak to me the most.

I have always been an explorer - looking for prehistoric traces of Cree and Ojibway peoples in the northern forests and clear lakes of Ontario and Quebec, visiting grand cathedrals, palaces, art galleries and gardens in the United Kingdom and Europe, meeting new people, languages and cultures, or seeking the divine through Reiki practice and spiritual teachings. My wonderful husband and two children, as well as my parents and in-laws, have always offered me the opportunity to explore outwards from the rock-steady tether of their love and support.

Every time I enter my light-filled studio at The Cotton Factory, I give myself permission to try whatever appeals to me at that moment. Some people call this approach "eclectic", a word which offers both positive and negative overtones. But, I am learning to go wherever the journey takes me, and let go of the rest.

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