Diana Davydova

Based in United Kingdom
BIOGRAPHY I was born in Moscow, Russia, and in 2006 I graduated as a Teacher of Visual Arts from the Moscow Regional University. This qualification enabled me to be employed as a teacher in a primary school, however, it had long been my wish to expand my horizons and further my interest in the field of art. So, upon ending my period of employment as a teacher I obtained a position in the family business, that consisted of a small number of exclusive Moscow based florist shops, and studied concurrently for a qualification in floral design from the Swiss Floral Design School. Due to my long held love of flowers I considered my floral arrangements to represent small but beautiful pieces of art that sadly had a limited lifespan. This period of my life had a major effect on me as I started to not only create floral arrangements but also to regularly paint floral pictures using a variety of media on both a commission basis and also for my own pleasure. I enjoyed this period of experimentation and learning and in 2009 I realized my long term ambition to study at a UK based education establishment and I studied for a degree in Contemporary Fine Art at the Plymouth College of Art. The period studying at PCA enabled me to develop a style and technique that I believe is based on a merging of my classical studies in Moscow with the contemporary approach and processes of PCA. Currently, I am based in Oxford and continually working on my portfolio with the intention to offer creative work of the highest standard. My subject matter is generally found in the natural world where I find great inspiration in the diversity of colour, texture and form of flowers and plants. Diana Davydova

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