Diana Bernice Tackley
Award winning professional artist, designer & broadcaster,Bernice’s diverse subject matter is inspired particularly by the effect of light and although inspired by local landscapes and inland waterways she has become well known for her large acrylic canvases depicting dramatically illuminated night time industrial scenes. Her painting titled “Nightshift” was selected from 3000 applicants for BBC2 programme ‘Show Me The Monet’ 2012 series and chosen for the final 36 winners exhibition in the Mall Galleries London. She has since exhibited in the Coningsby Gallery, London, with the After the Monet group.
She was previously a freelance international designer of wallpapers and furnishing fabrics, exhibiting in London, Paris, Lille, Frankfurt, New York, Seoul and Tokyo.
Her diverse techniques have carried through to her waterway and abstract paintings and she owes much of her versatility and variety of subject matter to her design background. Bernice’s studio is beautifully located overlooking the Trent and Mersey Canal in Barnton, Cheshire. Her local surroundings influence much of her work. Her enthusiasm and knowledge of local inland waterways led to her greatest challenge to date when she was commissioned to paint the massive 30′ x 8′ exterior mural which is now on permanent exhibition at the Anderton Boat Lift, Northwich.
Many of her paintings are in private collections in U.S.A. Canada, New Zealand and UK including The Lord Lieutenant of Cheshire, David Briggs MBE and she was honoured with a commission for a painting which was presented to H.R.H. The Duke of Kent at the reopening of Castle Park, Frodsham.
Studio Location: River View Studio,Leighs Brow, Barnton, Northwich, Cw8 4HT
Detached studio in picturesque setting in large garden overlooking the Trent & Mersey canal in Barnton
Studio Directions: Narrow lane by bus stop almost opposite Beech Tree pub on A533. A few parking spaces available in River View driveway.
Please note: Bernice will also be exhibiting at the Winsford Salt Fair Regatta on 17th & 18th September 2016, 10 am to 3 pm.