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[New Orchid Gallery] Dianne Grant


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Dianne Grant

I began my adult life as an artist but shortly after graduating from
art school I learned that it was very difficult to make a decent
living as an artist. So began a life long personal relationship with
school. I’ve done a lot of different things from property mapper,
school librarian, municipal consultant, and now I’m retired from the
salaried workforce and I’m finally able to be the artist I started
out to be. Upon retirement I returned to the classroom to hone my
skills and to learn new techniques. I consider myself a student as
this is a life long learning process for me.

I work in glass and in silver. Lately more silver than glass because
I don’t have the space for glass. I like working with silver and I’m
particularly interested in making reproductions of jewellery from
centuries ago. I’ve reproduced many pieces from the early Irish
period, viking era and I’m currently working on a Regency period
brooch.