Diane Tims

Diane Tims was born in Shoreham-by-Sea, Sussex, England and trained at West Sussex College of Art & Design. She has worked as a fine artist for the last 15 years, exhibiting mostly in London. She now lives and works in the North Oxfordshire countryside.

Diane says “The human body fascinates me: the way it moves and the way it can be used to communicate. I am particular inspired by dancers, who dedicate their lives to the expression of ideas through controlled movements of the body. I try to capture the essence of their motion and to balance power and energy with sensitivity and grace.”

Diane sculpts straight from life, often taking inspiration photographs of some of the great expressive dancers, such as the Swiss born dancer, mime and dance therapist Trudi Schoop.

“I have created sculpture in stone, papier mache and other media but I prefer to work in clay, using a range of traditional and customised sculpting tools. Each piece takes me from a few weeks to several months to complete.”

Diane Tims’ work is cast and reproduced in small limited editions in bronze and in bronze and iron resin.