Diana Chapman

Diana responds to the Mike Holtom Award theme “One hundred years on”…

One hundred years has seen significant changes in the Suffolk landscape. Fields are much larger and hedgerows fewer and sparser. We have lost majestic elms, whilst ash and chestnut trees are increasingly threatened by disease. Only the oaks and other species remain untouched. The number of working men and animals Becker sketched have disappeared and been replaced by heavy duty machinery. Only the underlying topography and weather of the east coast remain unchanged. It is these often atmospheric elements that inspire my work, much as influenced Harry Becker in his era.

Recent work (2018)

Mist Over Minsmere
Mist Over Minsmere
Winter stream
Winter stream
Golden Valley adn estuary, Blue Mountain
Golden Valley adn estuary, Blue Mountain