Diane Coates' fascination with dynamic line and sensuous form suffuses all her work. Whether sculpting or painting, her interest in anatomical detail and movement allows her to create highly collectible work. Her broad palette of subjects ranges from life-size bronze to smaller figurative sculptures, giant Venetian Masks to beautiful light-filled pastels, watercolours and charcoal drawings.
With a fervent belief that figurative art is wholly neglected in formal art education, Diane is a co-founder and director of The Sculpture School, with her partner Andrew Sinclair, based in Bondleigh, Devon. Offering unique 2 & 4 day sculpture workshops to both beginners and professionals, The Sculpture School is breathing new life into sculpture education. Established for 5 years, the Sculpture School is now world-renowned, attracting students from across the globe - last year from Hong Kong, Sweden, South Africa and Europe!