Diane McLean

Diane McLean was born in 1963 at Grahamstown in the Eastern Cape.

She received her Bachelor of Fine Arts degree from Rhodes University in 1984, with distinction in Painting, followed in 1987 by her Master of Fine Arts from the same institution.

Her favourite media are oils, gouaches and pastels, and her subject matter ranges from portraits and nudes to landscapes, architectural studies, and still life. Her work is primarily figurative but with a strong atmospheric quality achieved by the use of muted colour.

She has participated in approximately 60 group exhibitions since 1984, including selection for major national exhibitions.
Her work is to be found in private, public and corporate collections in South Africa. She also has work in private collections
in France, Portugal, UK, Australia, Venezuela, Hong Kong, Greece, Spain and USA.

She lectured in Painting and History of Art for eleven years and is currently painting full time from her studio in De Rust in the Klein Karoo.