Diana Bernice Tackley
DIANA BERNICE TACKLEY
Award winning professional artist, designer & broadcaster,
Bernice’s diverse subject matter is inspired particularly by the effect of light and although she is drawn to many subjects in different media she has become well known for her large acrylic canvases depicting dramatically illuminated night time industrial scenes of the chemical works around Northwich. Her painting titled ‘Nightshift’ was selected from 3000 applicants for the BBC2 Show Me The Monet 2012 series. Bernice was one of the final 36 winners who exhibited in the Mall Galleries, London, in the Show Me The Monet Exhibition and has since exhibited in the Congingsby Gallery, London, with the After the Monet group.
She was previously a freelance international designer of wallpapers and furnishing fabrics, exhibiting in London, Paris, Lille, Frankfurt, New York, Seoul and Tokyo. Her diverse techniques have carried through to her waterway and abstract paintings and she owes much of her versatility and variety of subject matter to her design background.
Bernice’s studio is beautifully located overlooking the Trent and Mersey Canal in Barnton, Cheshire. Her local surroundings influence much of her work. Her enthusiasm and knowledge of local inland waterways led to her greatest challenge to date when she was commissioned to paint the massive 30′ x 8′ exterior mural which is now on permanent exhibition at the Anderton Boat Lift, Northwich.
Many of her paintings are in private collections in U.S.A. Canada, New Zealand and UK including The Lord Lieutenant of Cheshire, David Briggs MBE and she was honoured with a commission for a painting which was presented to H.R.H. The Duke of Kent at the reopening of Castle Park, Frodsham.