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About the Artist - Dianne White

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Hi there, I'm so glad you've dropped by to check out my work and a bit about me...

Well I'm really not that great at writing about myself but that's what you've come to this page to find out, so here's a little bit about me that may help you to get to know me a little more.... 

I've lived and breathed creativity since I was a very young child, and pursued creative fields since starting my own Professional Photography Business in 1990 (Dianne White Photography) and then a Website Design Business in 2008 (Great White Web Design), which I currently still operate both on a more part time basis now... but my true passion has always been MY ART.

At the end of 2014, I found myself wondering why I hadn't created much art over the past couple of years, and it was easy to see that life and work kept getting in the way of what I loved to do, so I set myself a challenge to do an artwork everyday for 1 year. So on the 1st January 2015, I started a year long goal and did a small piece of art everyday, and set out to love creating again.

My 365 Art Project worked and my love for art was reborn and in doing so, I learn and developed new skills and techniques working with different mediums and subject matters.  To my surprise, I discovered that I could paint flowers and buildings better then I had ever done before, a new confidence was in me and my love for creating was stronger than ever :) 

In late 2015, I decided to paint my Daughter's wedding bouquet as a gift for her, and after showing it to a few friends on Facebook, I had 3 orders on the first day, with others also wanting their bridal bouquets painted.  Hence the reason 'Down Ellis Lane' was born this gave me the confidence to set out to make my Art a Full Time Business... 

I couldn't be happier and am in love with what I do and feel very blessed to be given the opportunity to create custom pieces to celebrate special events or memories in others lives... 

So now you know how and why I've started my little art business, now here's a few points you may be interested in me as a person... 

  • I'm a Self Taught Artist & Photographer, who has always loved to create and explore with various mediums, colours and techniques....
  • I have been married for 26 years to a truly wonderful man, who I have loved since we were 16 years old and I wouldn't be who I am today without his unfailing love and support...
  • I'm the proud mother of 3 wonderful children.  Two '20 something' girls and a mid/teenage boy, who I just love and adore and who bring joy and sometimes frustration to my life each and every day ;) ...
  • I probably have the cutest dog in the world, his name is Rory and he's a small Black Moodle (cross between a Toy Poodle and a Maltese), and he makes me laugh with the funny things that he does... I just love animals as they are so honest and caring...
  • My life has revolved around art since I was a small child.  I would always be painting and drawing from as young as I can remember, with some of my fondest memories being with a pencil or paint brush in hand, recreating places I had been to or seen, in my own unique way on paper.
  • I love telling stories and sharing my view on the world with others, and my art has allowed me to capture the special moments in time, telling the stories of my life through my own expression and experiences.
  • I love everything country, old and vintage, including decorating, architecture and design... I've always said I was born in the wrong century :)
  • I grew up in Camden, NSW, Australia.  A gorgeous country town in the Southern Highlands near Sydney, and before moving to the Tweed Coast, (near Qld) when I was 15, I lived on Ellis Lane.  It was one of my favourite places and will always hold a special place in my heart... hence the reason why I have called my new Art Business, "Down Ellis Lane"...
  • I can't wait to return to country life, and settle down with my husband on a little "sustainable" acreage, relaxing in the afternoons just watching the sunset with the man I love... while drinking in the views of trees, mountains and nature in general...
  • I love to travel, nature and the world around me and often get fascinated by the simple things, like clouds rolling by or a dragon fly skimming across our pool, this makes me happy...  
  • I love cups of tea, Italian food, Roast Dinners, icecream and chocolate, but not all at the same time...
  • My favourite colour is RED, my favourite number is 8 and my signature insect is a Dragonfly...
  • I have been a Christian for over 25 years, and counting, and I know that God truly does do amazing things. They are visible around me every day, and I am very blessed and thankful to him for giving me the life that I have today... 
  • But most of all, I love making people smile, and love creating works that I not only enjoy doing, but capture memories or special moments in their lives that they hold dear.  It's nice to know there are little pieces of me out there in the world for others to enjoy :)  

So as you can see, I'm a pretty simple person with a creative and fun spirit.

Thank you again for stopping by and please look through my Portfolio and Shop if you have a few moments, hopefully there is something there that you may like or commission me to create for you.

Looking forward to hearing from you soon...

Take care and kindest regards...

Dianne... xx