Truro Art Society

Diane Redden

Artist Bio

Diane Redden is a multimedia artist who grew up in Toronto, Ontario, but moved to Nova Scotia in 1990 and currently lives in Middle Stewiacke. Originally Diane painted in high realism watercolour, her subjects being largely animals. But now her other creative projects focus on renewing or recapturing existing objects. For example, she fashions unique jewellery made from “upcycled” pieces, and contrives drink coasters and life-like shoes sculptures from old record albums. She also creates paper mache sculptures and produces one of a kind fibre products made from dog and cat hair, as well as goat and alpaca fibre. Recently she has received attention for her use of zippers as a medium.

Her artwork has been shown at The Craig Gallery in Dartmouth, NS, The McCarthy Gallery in Truro, Argyle Fine Art in Halifax, The Raven Gallery in Tatamagouche, The Winding River Gallery in Stewiacke, and Swoon Gallery in Halifax.

She is an active member of Visual Arts of Nova Scotia and the Truro Art Society.

Besides being a self taught artist, Diane is also a trained sign language interpreter, a Canadian Kennel Club registered dog breeder of miniature dachshunds, and is co-founder and Vice-President of Atlantic Canadian Dachshund Rescue.

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