Diana Heeks was born in Sutton Coldfield, Warwickshire, in 1944. She studied Fine Art (painting) from 1960-64 at Birmingham College of Art, then trained at Sheffield and worked as an art teacher. In the late 60's and 70's there were several spells abroad, mainly in Italy: studying, working as a designer and showing work in ad hoc street shows. The 80's were spent in London doing art therapy, environmental campaigning and child-rearing, before moving to Wales in 1991. In the mid-90's she resumed painting and exhibited work, mainly in Wales. In 2006/7 she studied for the first year of a part-time MA Fine Art in Cardiff, which was completed at Aberystwyth University School of Art in 2008/9.

 

Exhibitions

2016

  • Discerning Eye, London.
  • King St Gallery, Carmarthen.

2015

  • Solo, Black Mountains Project Open Studio, Llanthony, Monmouthshire.

2014

  • The Art Shop and Gallery, Abergavenny. Spring Show.
  • Solo, “Landscape and Garden”, The Coach House Gallery, St Dogmaels, Pembrokeshire.

2013  

  • Oriel Myrddin, Carmarthen. Winter Show.
  • The Cloisters gallery, St Davids. Pembrokeshire.
  • Waunifor Summer Show. Llandysul, Ceredigion.
  • The Art Shop and Gallery, Abergavenny. “Artist in the Garden”.
  • Solo, “Lost in the Landscape”, Oriel Q, Narberth, Pembrokeshire.

2012    

  • Ceredigion Art Trail, Open Studio.
  • The Art Shop and Gallery, Abergavenny. Winter Show.

2011    

  • Solo,”New Work”, St Dogmaels Gallery, Pembrokeshire.
  • ArtAt, Rhosygilwen.
  • Cardigan Open Studios, at Glaspant Manor. Capel Iwan.

2010    

  • Three-person group show at the Old Mayor's Parlour Gallery, Hereford.
  • St Dogmaels Gallery, Pembrokeshire, Summer group show.
  • ArtAt, Rhosygilwen, Pembrokshire
  • Untitled Artists Fair, Chelsea
  • Lines and Strata, Wrexham Library Gallery, Wrexham.
  • Lines and Strata, Oriel Myrddyn, Carmarthen.
  • MA and Postgraduate Exhibition, The Atkinson Gallery, Millfield School, Somerset.

2009    

  • MA Fine Art Final Show, Aberystwyth School of Art.
  • ArtAt, Rhosygilwen, Pembrokeshire.

2008    

  • MOMA Open Exhibition, Machynlleth. Highly Commended.
  • ArtAt, Rhosygilwen, Pembrokeshire.

2007    

  • Gallery Redbill, Shotton, Cheshire. Group show.

2006    

  • Bay Tree Gallery, Bradford on Avon. Solo.

2005    

  • Washington Gallery, Penarth, Wales. Christmas show.
  • National Eisteddfod of Wales, Bangor.
  • Morgan-Boyce Contemporary Fine Art, Marlborough, Wiltshire. Group show

2004    

  • Open Studios 10th Anniversary Show, Cardigan, Wales.

2003    

  • Torbay Hospital Gallery, Torbay,Devon. Two-person show.
  • Oriel Mwldan, Cardigan. Solo.
  • Washington Gallery, Penarth. Group show.
  • British Art USA Exhibition, Twin Falls Idaho, USA. Group show.
  • Open Studios, Cardigan.

2002    

  • Taliesin Arts Centre, University Swansea. Six-person show.
  • Bay Tree Gallery, Bradford on Avon. Solo.
  • Nominated for the Jerwood Artists Platform by MOMA Wales.
  • King Street Gallery, Carmarthen.
  • Open Studios, Cardigan.

2001    

  • Affordable Art Fair, Bath.
  • Eastback gallery, Pembroke. Three-person show.
  • Guildhall Gallery, Cardigan. Co-launched a temporary space for local artists.
  • Open Studios, Cardigan.

2000    

  • MOMA Open Exhibition, Machynlleth. Highly Commended.
  • Affordable Art Fair, London.
  • Aberystwyth Arts Centre, Oriel Caffi. Solo.
  • The Norwegian Church Gallery, Cardiff Bay. Solo.
  • Open Studios, Cardigan.

1999    

  • University of Glamorgan Purchase Prize. Finalist.
  • National Eisteddfod of Wales, Ynys Mon.
  • Oriel Mwldan, Cardigan. Two-person show.
  • MOMA Open Exhibition, Machynlleth. Highly Commended.
  • Open Studios, Cardigan.

1998    

  • National Eisteddfod of Wales, Bro Ogwr.

1997    

  • "Aspects of Wales" Painting Competition, Pontardawe. First Prize.
  • Friends of Oriel Myrddyn Exhibition, Carmarthen. Group show.
  • Wales Drawing Biennale, Aberystwyth.
  • Oriel Myrddyn Christmas Show, Carmarthen.

 

Public Collections: Art for Hospitals; Moma Wales.

Private Collections: Wales; England; Italy; Australia.