Diane McCormick was born in Northern Ireland and studied at the University of Ulster in Jordanstown and Belfast completing a Foundation course in Art in 1985, Degree in Fine Craft Design (ceramics) in 1988 and a Postgraduate Certificate in Applied Art specialising in print and ceramics in 1998. Since the early 1990’s she has had artworks commissioned throughout Ireland and the UK, mostly for healthcare buildings but also for a restaurant in the Skerries, arts centres, churches, major charities including Macmillan and Marie Curie Cancer Care, the Ulster Bank Arts awards and the WW2 War Museum as well as smaller pieces for private clients.
Each public art commission is designed specifically for the enjoyment of the users of the building often with references to the history of the site or with input from the staff or patients as a major influence.
Diane’s work is meant to be enjoyed on many levels: from far away for the design and colour and close up to expose the delicate details, subtle colours and textures. She can work with ceramics, Perspex, glass and wallpaper.
Smaller pieces can be commissioned to celebrate an event- weddings, retirement or pieces to enhance the home.