With an MA from Falmouth College of Art, Diana and her husband Tim WAYNE own and run the Alverton Gallery in Penzance. They exhibit their own work together with the arts and crafts of other local artists, holding a regular season of openings and exhibitions throughout the year.

Diana exhibited the Installation that she created for her Diploma Show, Finding Dora, as part of the book-related events for the first Penzance Literary Festival (2010). The work was focussed on the life of her grandmother, as found through the re-creation of her diaries, one handmade book for each year of her grandmother's life, arranged in a replica bedroom scene. Beautifully crafted, the setting of Trevelyan House, Chapel Street, Penzance, was an excellent venue for this 'period piece' which found Dora and trailed her through the World Wars, her marriage, and children's lives.

Diana initially studied art as part of her Teacher’s Certificate which she gained from St Gabriel’s Teacher Training College (now part of Goldsmiths) in London. She pursued her career in primary school teaching through to Headships in Inner London and Cornwall. She attended Falmouth College of Art for Foundation Studies 1999 to 2001, then added HND Fine Arts at Cornwall College in 2003 and finished her formal training with a Masters degree in Illustration from University College Falmouth in 2008.

With her husband, Diana took on the management of Morvah Schoolhouse, a community art space before spending a year running the Over the Moon gallery in St Agnes. They then moved to Penzance in 2009 and opened The Alverton Gallery, where they currently have their studio space.

Diana is known equally for her exquisite etchings and screenprints as for her keenly observed paintings of the affection between mother and child rendered in her sparing visual language utilising resist and text.



Painter, printmaker, book arts, etchings

works and access

Works incl:  Finding Dora; Winter Gateway (etching 2010)

Access: Alverton Gallery, Penzance


'Finding Dora', Exhibition of altered books and handmade books in heritage display, installation, Hypatia Trust, Trevelyan House, August, 2010:  Penzance LitFest 2010

Open Studios Cornwall 2011; 2016

2019: Cornish Summer, Morvah Schoolhouse Gallery (25 May-14 June)


Friends of Penzance Art School; Hypatia Trust


Newsletter, Penzance Lit Fest 2010

WCAA file notes