Diane Blakeley, a Winnipeg native, has spent most of her adult life as a scientist. But she has always had a keen interest in the arts. She particularly loves the medium of clay and has taken classes at the Stoneware Studio for many years working mostly with porcelain clay. She enjoys carving into her pieces and the theme of her carvings has evolved over time. Recently the theme is increasingly Wildlife and Nature.
In recent years, since her retirement, she has also become interested in photography, again mainly Wildlife and Nature. This is complemented by her love of travel. In 2016 she traveled to Africa on Safari, a life-changing experience, which has helped nurture her interest in her photography as another art form. More recently she travelled to the Galapagos Islands of Ecuador to explore wildlife found nowhere else in the world. She considers herself truly blessed to be able to travel the World in search of new and exciting experiences.
Image Credit: Diane Blakeley