Di Purser – The New Works 

Local artist Di Purser displays more than 10 stunning new paintings in an art exhibition celebrating her work.

Di won the Wilfred Owen Open Art Competition in 2018 with her painting ‘Pro patria mori’ which was a response to Wilfred Owen’s poem, Futility.

An image of the painting by Dii Purser that won the Wilfred Owen Open Art Competition held at Shrewsbury Museum and Art Gallery. Di's work is featuring in an exhibition at the Museum.

Pro patria mori by Di Purser

As part of the prize, Di has been invited by SM&AG to create a series of new paintings which will be exhibited on the museum balcony.

Several of Di’s ‘new works’ are inspired by and respond the museum’s eclectic collections, which you will be able to explore during your visit.

Di’s work has a strong design narrative. She uses mapping, acrylic paint mixes, inks and illustrative features within her work to overlap the past and the present.

Di Purser, said:

I’m very excited to be exhibiting work in Shrewsbury Museum and Art Gallery. Almost all the work is new and several pieces are particularly relevant to the Gallery’s collection and my hometown of Shrewsbury.

The exhibition will officially open on Saturday 25 January 2020. It will run until Saturday 29 February.

About Di Purser

Di was born in Walsall, West Midlands, but spent much of her childhood in Ludlow. She completed a BA (hons) in textiles at Loughborough University in 1971 and has had a varied career as both a lecturer, teacher and practitioner.

She has exhibited widely in the Midlands and Welsh Borders including themed group exhibitions and one man shows.An image of Di Purser during one of her creations. Di will be running an abstract painting workshop in at Shrewsbury Museum and Art Gallery in February 2020.


Di has interested in Art History, townscapes, landscapes, and hill and mountain walking, which is reflected in her work.   


12 thoughts on “Exhibitions

  1. Lorraine says:

    Can we get tickets for the “Valhalla ” exhibition at the door, we are coming to Shrewsbury in May and would very much like to see it

  2. Susan Gordon. says:

    I can’t wait to explore your exhibitions and they both seem so interesting.

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