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.

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 have completed their Teacher Development Programme and am now

an accredited Teacher of Decorative Art (TDA)



As well as teaching decorative painting, Di paints a range of pieces for sale

under the Cottage Designs banner.

 All these are individually painted and make beautiful interior décor items.

 Di welcomes commissions and her individually designed house name plates

are always in demand.