Diane Magee

Diane was born in Youghal Co. Cork, where she now lives and works as a full-time artist. Her first
exhibition in Cork in 2004 was of monochromatic watercolours based on the landscape and
light of West Clare, a landscape that has resonated with her since her student days at
Limerick School of Art & Design, where she graduated in Sculpture. As her work developed, she began to work in oil on canvas.

In 2014, Diane started plein air painting in the Burren, grief and escape being the fuel for those initial trips. Quickly though, the Burren became less of a destination and more of a mindset. She has returned to the Burren on a regular basis ever since, with month-long residencies in the Burren College of Art. These residencies gave her the chance to completely immerse herself in the landscape. An incredible experience, it immediately impacted her practice and will keep informing how she works.

In 2023 she was one of the artists selected by artist Nuala Clarke for a solo exhibition with Artnetdlr. This recent collection ‘Winterage’ isn’t reality but the artist’s own multiverse, darker than her previous work, at times trippy and more of a dreamscape – like residual images we sometimes carry into real life in the spilt second of waking.