Cottage Designs - Painting Studio

Paintings, Pet Portraits, Painted gifts and Greetings cards


 With no formal art training or even art classes at school, I found painting quite by chance.  

It had never occurred to me that I could paint but armed with a brush, a pot of paint

and a lot of paper, I had a go and was immediately hooked.   I now work in acrylics,pastel and coloured pencil and concentrate on pictures of animals and birds

Over 25 years later, I have written four books and had numerous designs published in magazines

both in the UK and America.   As a member of the Society of Decorative Painters  (USA),

I completed their Teacher Development Programme and am now

an accredited Teacher of Decorative Art (TDA)



Di works in acrylic, pastel and coloured pencil (sometimes all three!) to achieve

her lifelike pictures of animals and birds which are occasionally on sale.

Prints of her paintings on canvas are very popular - in limited editions of thirty.

Blank Greetings cards are also available either singly or in assorted packs of 6.

Di also undertakes commissions for animal portraits.  She works have the owner's photos to

their individual personalities come through.