Diane Griffiths has worked full time with painting and graphics for over thirty years. She is also a trained illustrator. As a graphic designer, she started at Gainsborough's House workshop in Suffolk, where she worked with etchings. She then opened her own workshop in the village of Syderstone in Norfolk, Etching Et Cetera, and delivered art cards to hundreds of galleries in the UK and to Victoria & Albert Craftshop, Manchester Royal Exchange and Paperchase in London, among others.
She also opened a gallery in a small town on the North Sea coast
Wells-next-the-Sea, and worked with her husband, the author
Alan Byford, with the book publisher Hawthorn Press, who, among other things, published poetry in small hand-printed editions .
Diane Griffiths now works with several graphic methods such as etching,
collography, linoleum cuts and woodcuts and she combines her graphic skills with book art and publishing of handmade books in limited editions such as "The book of Salt" and most recently "The Oil of Mercy".
She now lives in the great English landscape painter Thomas Gainsborough's
hometown in Suffolk, Sudbury, and devotes herself partly to her own landscape painting, and partly to teaching graphics and book art alongside her graphic production.