At home with the inspiring Australian artist Diana Watson



Diana Watson is one of Australia’s most talented painters. The twist? She only started painting professionally at 50...

“Never let a chance go by… youth is not eternal”, “living near the water inspires such possibility”, these are the kind of lovely words that linger in your mind after you visit 70-year-old artist Diana Watson. The Sydney-based mother of three is full of wonderful reflections on life and she’s the kind of woman who you could happily talk to for hours on end. After walking into Watson’s dreamy apartment – a beautiful old apartment, which overlooks the water in Sydney’s Kirribilli and is filled with her extraordinary oil on canvas paintings – I want to know everything about her life. I want to know how she became such an accomplished artist? Surprisingly, I discover it’s a career, which she didn’t wholly pursue until after her three daughters left home. She was 50 at the time. I want to ask her for her advice on motherhood (as well as three grown daughters, she has seven grandchildren) and more.

Read the full story in the new issue of GRACE magazine here. Photography by Julie Adams | A selection of Diana’s works will be on exhibition from May 4th-27th at Otymys Gallery in Victoria. Exhibition works are available to view on Otomys.com. For more information, go to www.dianawatson.com.au 


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