Original stretched canvas

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

Artist Statement

“Friends” is a poignant and intimate portrait that captures the essence of human connection satirised by farm animals. This piece, created by Diana Vanstone, is a testament to the power of relationships and the beauty of everyday moments.

Inspired by the quiet moments shared between loved ones, “Friends” depicts three immediately lovable chickens.  Playfully engrossed in conversation, their faces aglow with warmth and understanding. The soft, golden light that bathes the scene suggests a sense of comfort and trust, as if the viewer is privy to a private moment of tenderness.

Vanstone’s brushstrokes demonstrate loose, expressive movements, imbuing the painting with a sense of keen spontaneity and vulnerability. The figures’ postures, though subtle, convey a deep connection, as if their words and emotions have created a shared history that transcends time and space.

The artist’s use of color is deliberate and restrained, opting for tones that evoke a sense of nostalgia and familiarity.  The earthy palette, with its gentle dusty golds and yellows, creates a sense of warmth and approachability, drawing the viewer into the quiet intimacy of the scene.

For Vanstone, “Friends” represents the journey and exploration of our collective human experience.  A chance to touch the moments that shape our understanding of ourselves and the world around us. This painting is both a tribute to the beauty of friendship and a celebration of the small, everyday moments that enrich our lives.

Technical Details

  • Size: 50.8 x 41 cm
  • Oil on stretched canvas
  • Friends original includes a certificate of authenticity signed by Diana.

Additional information

Weight 3 kg