Forever a Lady


Original stretched canvas

In stock



Forever a Lady original is made available for art lovers looking at add unique works to their collections.

Artist Statement

In this intimate and unflinching portrait, Diana Vanstone captures the quiet dignity of a woman in her most private moment. Seated on the toilet, amidst an abundance of flowers, our subject’s vulnerability is tempered by a sense of resilience.

The riotous blooms that fill the space seem to mock the idea of fragrance in this setting.  Their beauty and vibrancy at odds with the mundane reality of the scene. This juxtaposition speaks to the inherent contradictions within femininity – the delicate balance between strength and fragility.

As we gaze upon this unvarnished truth, we must confront our own vulnerabilities. The artist’s brushstrokes are bold yet tender, imbuing the subject with a sense of quiet courage.  The blend of vibrant hues of the flowers with the surroundings, crafting a potent visual metaphor that highlights the complex duality of women’s experiences – where beauty and brutality coexist.

In this painting, Vanstone honors the enduring femininity that exists beyond the realm of societal expectations. She reminds us that even in our most private moments, we are still capable of radiating beauty, strength, and vulnerability. The flowers may seem incongruous with the scene, but they serve as a potent reminder that our experiences – like the fragrance they emit – can be both fleeting and enduring.

Through Forever a Lady, Vanstone invites us to peer into women’s lives, where the boundaries between public and private blur. This painting is a testament to the power of femininity, even in its most vulnerable moments.

Technical details

  • Size: 80 x 90 cm
  • Oil on stretched canvas.
  • Includes a certificate of authenticity signed by Diana.
  • Forever a Lady original ships as a stretched canvas – size likely requires crating for safety in transit

Additional information

Weight 5 kg