Acknowledged as one of Britain’s leading figurative painters, Diana Armfield works media including oil, pastel and watercolour. She is particularly known for her sensitive still life paintings of flowers.
Her artistic education began at Bournemouth Art School, now Arts University Bournemouth.
Armfield went on to study at the Slade School of Fine Art and the Central School of Arts and Crafts. A partnership with Roy Passano began her career in textile and wallpaper design, together taking part in the 1951 Festival of Britain.
After teaching at the Byam Shaw School of Art, in 1965 Armfield turned to start what would become a long and successful painting career. Armfield since has exhibited extensively throughout the UK in group and solo shows and has undertaken artist residencies in both Australia and the USA.
Armfield was elected to the Royal Academy in 1991.
Her work is held in the collections of the British Museum, V&A, Contemporary Art Society for Wales and UK Government Art Collection and she has completed commissions for the National Trust and HRH the Prince of Wales.
She is also a member of the Royal Watercolour Society and the Royal West of England Academy and honorary member of the New English Art Club, Royal Cambrian Academy and Pastel Society.