The Eco-Shrine Centre for Art and Ecology
Created by Diana Graham in Hogsback

Diana with Olive

Diana Graham. (Click to enlarge)

I am an artist and I live in a small village in the Amathole Mountains of the Eastern Cape, South Africa.

My home is set on the verge of the indigenous forest in a dramatically beautiful landscape. It was exactly the right place to build an outdoor art installation, where ecology, art and a sense of the sanctity of Earth could all come together.

And so I created the Eco-Shrine Centre for Art and Ecology in 1995. Itís been open ever since.

Welcome to the Eco-Shrine

Welcome to the Eco-Shrine (Click to enlarge)

Visitors are immediately struck by the breathtaking landscape and in it, the sight of large oil paintings displayed in sculpted niches joined by a seemingly flowing, low wall of cement relief. The Eco-shrine looks as if it has always been there.

My adjacent studio is open to the public. It has a high thatched ceiling and a feel of long ago.

There are always new paintings on the easels and walls and I also sell good quality prints of my works in poster and card format.

Olive in front of the studio

Olive in front of the studio. (Click to enlarge)