Fine art exhibition draws to a close


An exhibition by DianArt Jesmond Drawing and Painting Group is drawing to a close this weekend.

The exhibition began with a gala evening preview on November 24th and will last until December 3rd at Café 1901 on St. George Terrace. It displays phenomenal paintings in acrylic and water colour by aspiring artists of the DianArt class. Some paintings from the exhibition are available for sale.

Diana Kozak, an artist, printmaker and art tutor, has been conducting art classes in St. George’s Parish Hall since late 2015. The art class is an outlet for adults with a flair for art to express themselves on canvas. Kozak has previously taught art to adults at Newcastle College and York College.

Margaret Graham, one of the leaders of Jesmond Methodist Church told JesmondLocal “the exhibition has a positive psychological impact on us amateur artists whose works are displayed on the walls”.

A student of DianArt, Joan Kennedy, said that “Jesmond is a beautiful place that adds to the inspiration behind paintings.”

According to Kozak, “art is a mouthpiece for ideas”. She encourages all the aspiring artists in her class to delve in the whirlwind of art through colours and a bare canvas.

Painting by Margaret Graham

Sunshine and shadows in Medina, by Grace Hodge

Arch Quarry Garden in Belsay, by Margaret Graham

Agapanthus, by Grace Hodge