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Welcome to DiTerry.com


Born in Manchester living in the Pennines

My work depicts evocative land and seascapes. I frequently take inspiration from the Pennine landscape seeking to portray an emotional connection. Texture and materials are integral to my work and I enjoy freely evolving this through building up the surface to a high relief.

I paint primarily in oil, but combine this with a variety of other media such as heavy gesso, mediums, inks and sometimes collage elements. I enjoy the process of developing areas as they emerge, rubbing back and building up, scratching into the surface and working with tools beyond the brushes, from palette knives and sponges to drawing implements, creating diversity in my mark-making.

My combination of landscape, figure and mood created through modern mixed media techniques allows me what could be seen as a contemporary interpretation of the sublime. I sometimes include solitary figures which are as timeless as the land, sea and sky, merging the inner with the outer world. It is the essence of a place that I capture.

My work is in private and public collections in the UK and USA.

My studio is in a Victorian cotton mill in the Pennines. OL5 9RR. If you have an idea in mind please contact me through this website.


Recent Practice:

2017 November/December, Picture House Gallery, Padiham, near Preston

2017 October/November, Gallery Oldham, Open exhibition.

2017 October/November, The Williamson, Birkenhead, Merseyside. Open exhibition

2017 October Anniversary; Saul Hay Gallery, Castlefield, Manchester, group exhibition 

2017 July Material Matters; Saul Hay Gallery, Castlefield, Manchester, group exhibition 

2017 July-September Liverpool Art Fair, Pier Head
2017 July Holmfirth Artweek
2017 July Exhibition of new artists, Picture House Gallery, Padiham, near Preston
2017 May, Saltaire Arts Trail, near Bradford, West Yorkshire
2017 May, Painting Padiham event in the town centre
2017 March Saddleworth Edges, Saddleworth Museum, solo exhibition
2016 December Bargehouse, Oxo Tower, South Bank, London.
2016 December Dean Clough Art Fair, Halifax.
2016 October, Art Battle Manchester, London Road Fire Station.
2016 June Works on Paper. Hastings on Hudson, Kolaj Gallery, New York State.
2016 May The Dark Side. Liverpool Light Night: 104 Street artist run studios.
2016 May Alternative Landscapes, Group exhibition at Electric Picture House, Congleton
2016 March Residency and exhibition Paper Gallery, Manchester
2016 March, Art with a Heart, Altrincham
2015/16/17  Gallery artists exhibition, Colin Jellicoe Gallery, Manchester.
2015 Shelf Life and Multiply, PS Mirabel Gallery, Manchester
2015 September On the Edge Gallery Oldham, solo exhibition 
2015 May Chelsea Art Fair Old Town Hall, Gabriel Fine Art
2014 Unity Arts, Wakefield Grand Opening
2010-2015 Holmfirth Art Market, Civic Hall, West Yorkshire
2013-2015 Liverpool Open Exhibition , The Gallery, Baltic Triangle.
2013 Lancashire Open Exhibition , The Chapel Gallery, Ormskirk
2013 Passers By, Brownhill Centre, Saddleworth. solo exhibition
2013-2017 Woodend Mill, Open Studio,

Education and Qualifications:

2007 MPhil. University of Manchester, School of Humanities.

1985 MA University of Liverpool, School of Architecture