AN ARTY woman from Turnditch who gave up a career in fashion design to be a full-time mum has started up a new business.
Dianna Lee has launched Artywood, a company whose main service is providing murals for children.
The talented artist’s business also provides house signs, Christmas decorations, children’s door hangers, and floral art painted onto wood.
But it is the fantastic murals which most stand out.
Dianna said: “They are completely bespoke designed and painted murals for children.
“This includes a home visit to view the room and chat with parents and children to get a clear idea of what is wanted.
“This follows with the design, which is approved by the client and then painted onto the chosen wall in colour.
“These murals are every child’s dream.”
Dianna’s designs, which can have a 3D aspect, have included dolphins, unicorns and skateboarders.
She started the company in the summer and officially launched it last month. She showcased some of her work at Blackbrook House in Belper recently.
Dianna said: “I had a career in fashion design which I gave up in 2003 so that I could raise my two children.
“My love for design has always stayed with me and I am now in a position to be creative again in a positive and professional way.
“At a time when there is so much doom and gloom, I hope that people will find my new venture as interesting as I do.”
Dianna graduated as a designer in 1990 and then worked in the clothing and textile industry.
During that time, and before she became a full-time mum, Dianna also completed a qualification in interior design.
She added: “After spending recent months planning my business adventure, completing my website, as well as some commissions for clients in the area already, Artywood was launched at the Chatsworth Christmas Market.
“This proved to be a success.”
To view Dianna’s murals, house signs, Christmas decorations, door hangers and floral art, go to her website, www.artywood-murals.co.uk.
She said: “My love and passion for art, design and interiors is captured within my eye-catching forms of art.
“I am never short of ideas and work well with the individual, whatever their age or interests, to bring their home to life.”