Hello and welcome to my page, I am a Visual Artist

I paint what I want and where ever my brush takes me!

Akey, Diane

Contact Details

  Akey, Diane


  Surrey, BC, Canada

Samples of my work

Artist Statement

Nobody is really ready to Retire! Although, I've always enjoyed making art, I have had many roles in my life so far- student, teacher, mother, wife, farmer, and now painter! I paint what I want and where ever my brush takes me! I usually paint in acrylics and oils. I like mark making, textures and patches of colours. This last year I have been evolving into abstraction. As I have gradually changed from a Career-controlled pace of life to a life with a pace that I can control, I have spent more time just enjoying my experiences with my own art making. I have explored and played with different mediums and various techniques. Self-directed creativity isn’t easy! Everyday in my studio presents new challenges that move me forward on my way to a new learning Journey that has no boundaries! The support of family, friends and other artists have helped me through the joys and inevitable challenges of creating my art work. I belong to and volunteer at an Artist Guild. I visit art galleries and research artists and their works on line. I take courses both online and life. I am passionate about Learning to make my Art. I am not retired, I am Retreaded and continually learning about making my art as wonderful as I can! Sincerely, Diane Akey

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