Self-taught Dannevirke artist, Diane Clayton's artistic journey began during the summer of 2013, when the professional Counsellor/Psychotherapist, undertook “Therapy for the Therapist”.

Always a keen nature photographer, Clayton turned her attention to painting images of native flora & fauna, birds and landscapes in beautiful fine detail. Her intuitive sense of colour is evident in her acrylic, oil and resin works, which she paints in a contemporary realist style.

Diane Clayton has won multiple awards since she began entering her work in local exhibitions just a short time ago. Her latest award, the overall winner of the 2018, Art Hawkes Bay Show provided her with the opportunity to exhibit at Muse.


2013  “Heather Foote Trophy” & “Public Choice Award”  Dannevirke Art Society Annual Exhibition

2014  “Heather Foote Trophy”  & “Rose Bowl Cup 1st” Dannevirke Art Society Annual Exhibition

2015  “Public Choice Award” Fielding Art Society Annual Exhibition “Heather Foot Trophy” Dannevirke Art Society Annual Exhibition

2016  “Rose Bowl Cup 1st" Dannevirke Art Society Annual Exhibition

2017  “Rose Bowl  Cup 2nd “ & “Best in Show” Dannevirke Art Society Annual Exhibition                “Best in Show" Art Hawkes Bay


 Muse 5-18 July