Diana’s Artwork

After diagnosis Diana used art to work with the emotions that were overwhelming her. She would start painting immediately she woke up, often working on several canvases at the same time. These works are acrylic on canvas. On the reverse side she would record the date she worked on the picture and a phrase which summarized the feelings she was releasing. The images are full of vibrant energy but often with heartrending text recorded on the back.

12.03.10 Sometimes peace and joy. 09.04.10 Am I going to light or dark?

12.03.10  Sometimes peace and joy.

09.04.10  Am I going to light or dark?

23.03.08 I feel so scared of what the next scan will show. 29.03.08 New tumours. The centre cannot hold, things fall apart. 08.03.09 How can I feel such grief on such a beautiful morning? I don’t want to leave this world. Please be with me beloved Master. 12.03.09 But the spirit is always there. 06.04.09 So let’s celebrate being alive – let’s live. 19.04.09 The peaceful place has left me. Help me find my centre again.

23.03.08  I feel so scared of what the next scan will show.

29.03.08  New tumours. The centre cannot hold, things fall apart.

08.03.09  How can I feel such grief on such a beautiful morning? I don’t want to leave this world. Please be with me beloved Master.

12.03.09  But the spirit is always there.

06.04.09  So let’s celebrate being alive – let’s live.

19.04.09  The peaceful place has left me. Help me find my centre again.

25.02.09 May I go with beauty into the mystery of my death.

25.02.09  May I go with beauty into the mystery of my death.

12.03.10 How can I bear to have chemo? How can I bear not to? 30.03.10 Oh God, what lies ahead? Run, shout, scream, return to ocean. 09.04.10 Look for stillness.

12.03.10  How can I bear to have chemo? How can I bear not to?

30.03.10  Oh God, what lies ahead? Run, shout, scream, return to ocean.

09.04.10  Look for stillness.

Painted post bowel and liver operations. A surgeon will have no difficulty recognising the scars left by hepatectomy and keyhole bowel surgery. 09.04.10 I don’t know if I can put my life back together again. 28.04.10 My scars. Time for a new beginning.

Painted post bowel and liver operations. A surgeon will have no difficulty recognising the scars left by hepatectomy and keyhole bowel surgery.

09.04.10  I don’t know if I can put my life back together again.

28.04.10  My scars. Time for a new beginning.

02.07.09 Sometimes I feel like I am disappearing. I do not know myself. 19.07.09 I pray that the liver op is successful and easy. 14.11.09 Is there no end to my rage? 14.11.09 May joy come from the mystery. 02.12.09 Just leave my body. 19.12.09 Searching for the centre of my being. 08.01.10 Always birth, always death. 12.02.10 The master laughed and said: ‘well we are all dying!’

02.07.09  Sometimes I feel like I am disappearing. I do not know myself.

19.07.09  I pray that the liver op is successful and easy.

14.11.09  Is there no end to my rage?

14.11.09  May joy come from the mystery.

02.12.09  Just leave my body.

19.12.09  Searching for the centre of my being.

08.01.10  Always birth, always death.

12.02.10  The master laughed and said: ‘well we are all dying!’

12.03.09 So how do I live now? 29.03.09 Trying to find a peaceful place. 19.04.09 I can’t do this, I can’t say yes to dying. 26.06.09 Dare I hope? 27.06.09 I am in a strange new land, I don’t know my way. 14.11.09 Coming home to myself. 28.11.09 May I dance with the Universe? 29.11.09 Rage, rage, rage.

12.03.09  So how do I live now?

29.03.09  Trying to find a peaceful place.

19.04.09  I can’t do this, I can’t say yes to dying.

26.06.09  Dare I hope?

27.06.09  I am in a strange new land, I don’t know my way.

14.11.09  Coming home to myself.

28.11.09  May I dance with the Universe?

29.11.09  Rage, rage, rage.

31.12.08 How did I manage to get through this year? 01.01.09 I hate being ill, I just hate it. 28.01.09 I have to become the gardener of my own being.

31.12.08  How did I manage to get through this year?

01.01.09  I hate being ill, I just hate it.

28.01.09  I have to become the gardener of my own being.