Diana Armfield

Born Ringwood, Hampshire

Studied at Slade School of Fine Art and Central School of Arts and Crafts

Since 1959 Diana Armfield has taught at Byam Shaw School of Art.

She lives in London and in Wales, and works in France and Italy.


1985 Artist in Residence, Perth, Australia

1989 Artist in Residence, Jackson, Wyoming, USA


Selected Exhibitions

1975, 78 Tegfryn Art Gallery Anglesey

1979, 81, 84, 87, 90, 93, 96, Browse & Darby, London

2000, 03, 06, 2010

1981 Stremmel Gallery, Nevada, USA

1982 Bruton Gallery, Somerset

Royal West of England Academy, Bristol

1985 Perth, Western Australia

1986, 1995, 2001, 2006 Albany Gallery, Cardiff

1986 NEAC Centenary Exhibition

National Trust, The Long Perspective

1988 Oriel 31 Gallery in Newtown and Welshpool

(combined Retrospective with Bernard Dunstan)

1995 Friend?s Room, Royal Academy of Arts, London (book launch)

Glyn-y-Weddw, North Wales

1996 Canalfan y Plase, Bala

1998 Gallery G?rard, Wassenaar, Holland

National Museum of Wales, Cardiff, Princes as Patrons

1999 Bedales Centenary Exhibition, London

2001 Royal Cambrian Academy

2003 Friend?s Room, Royal Academy of Arts, London, From Little Acorns?

NEAC exhibition, Bankside Gallery, London


Member of the Royal Academy

Member of the Royal Watercolour Society

Hon. Member of the New English Art Club

Member of the Royal West of England Academy

Member of the Royal Cambrian Academy (Hon. Retired)

Hon. Member Pastel Society


Books Published

Painting in Oils, Mitchell Beazley, 1982

Drawing, Simon & Schuster, 1982

Julian Halsby,The Art of Diana Armfield, David and Charles, 1995


Public Collections Commissions

Victoria and Albert Museum, London (Textiles) 1986-87 Reuters

Government Picture Collection, London 1988 National Trust

Royal West of England Academy Collection, Bristol 1989 HRH Prince of Wales

Yale Center for British Art, New Haven, USA 1990 Contemporary Art Society, Wales

Contemporary Art Society for Wales

British Museum (R.W.S. permanent collection)

Lancaster City Art Gallery

Faringdon Collection

Mercury Asset Management Collection