Odyssey: Best In Competition, YOUR CHOICE – Diana Whiley
Both an artist and writer, I started doing digital artwork a few years ago to accompany my fantasy writing. Inspired by the Old masters with the rich patina of their art, it took time for me to get the affect I wanted. It was a long process of trial and error but hopefully I’ve managed to get the colour and mood right.
In this series of images I was inspired by the days of bards and Traveling shows. They roamed lands with their magic, music and theatre; their performances eagerly awaited from season to season, from place to place. I’ve tried to convey aspects of the mystery and spectacle of that past, and what it was like between times – reflecting on what was seen. To evoke the sense of ritual and ceremony that took place; its transformative power over body and mind.
I am transformed by the creation of art and enjoy opening myself to new experiences. Other pieces of my art range from abstract, to still life but I do love a portrait.
I hope you enjoy these pieces.