Diane Galo

A local artist at the 2017 Art in the City

I get my inspiration from everyday people, doing things they love.

The things we take for granted every day— a person reading a book, a mother with her child. These are the things that inspire the work of Diane. She really loves to get her hands dirty (literally) to portray the beauty of the little things. She uses Paverpol as her choice of medium. In fact, she loves this product so much that she’s become a local expert on the use of it, teaching classes to spread awareness of its amazing possibilities just waiting to be discovered. Best of all, Paverpol uses recycled T-shirts, so it’s a great environmentally conscious product.

Diane’s creative process begins by identifying something in her daily life that inspires her, often this is as simple as someone kicking back with a good novel, something she finds refreshing in this current age of technology. From there, a framework is structured wherein Paverpol is placed to create the details of the statue. She then adds paint for the final touches.

Diane has a true passion for sharing artmaking with others. It is her love of art that fuels her work and her desire to host community workshops teaching others how to use Paverpol. She hopes that she can show everyone that they can be creative, and be more than capable of creating a unique and amazing piece of art.

Diane thanks Surrey for helping promote her work and getting her started as an artist through events such as the Cloverdale Market Days, Art in the Park, and Art in the City. Diane wants to remind those up-and-coming artists to not give up, to find your passion and follow your dreams. “It may not happen overnight, but if you want it, it will happen.”

Diane will be participating in Art in the City, a two-day self-guided tour on September 30 and October 1 around 8 Surrey locations housing 29 artists displaying their work! Click here for full event details