DIANE BLACK - Instructor at MISSA 2020

Diane Black began her artistic training in the field of Illustration so the idea of telling visual stories is deeply engrained. Her expressive clay sculptures often use humour or absurdity to create a point of connection, a way of dropping defences so that poignant observations can be made in a revealing but unthreatening way. The figurative sculptures are an exploration of life through expressive, unguarded faces and gestures; mostly amusing, sometimes dark, always informed by careful observations of real life.

Diane is a full time artist and arts educator who works out of her studio in Kingston, Ontario where she also lives and is an active member of the local arts community.