Since graduating from the Cambridge School of Art, with a distinction in general illustration I have illustrated many children’s books, wildlife articles and magazines. It is only recently that I have become interested in showing my own work. This has allowed me the luxury of experimenting with subject matter and various mediums.

Animals are my passion and having spent my childhood in Kenya and Zimbabwe, I have been lucky to experience the native wildlife at close hand. I have since been back to visit and have built up a collection of photos and sketches that serve as reference for my work.

The subject influences my choice of medium as I endeavour to bring out the characteristic of each animal – with a little artistic license!

Bella Asleep
Leopard
Monochrome Cow
Noahs Ark
Zebras
Funky Chicken

Contact details: 01223 893248 or e-mail: diana.catchpole@virgin.net. I also have work on Nantais Gallery website: www.nantais-gallery.co.uk