As a multimedia artist, Dilly enjoys pushing the boundaries of portraiture by exploring ideas related to identity, disguise and the masks we all adopt as we negotiate our way through life. These words by Jacques Lecoq underpin her work — There are three masks : The one we think we are, The one we really are, The one we have in common.
Dilly blames Ward ancestors for her interest in poetry. They were River Thames watermen, noted for colourful language and word-play! Read more about them in Turner’s Cracked Kettle, her first experimental novel.
Tell It Like A Strangeris Dilly’s first collection of poems, judged by several literary friends as thought-provoking.
She is also a prize-winning painter, gaining a prize of 2,500 € from the city of Mahón, Menorca in 2007.
Her artwork is in a number of collections worldwide.
Dilly has degrees specialising in Fine Art and Art History— MA (Distinction) : University of Southampton Related Arts Bursary Award : University of Chichester BA Hons (First Class) : University of Chichester Cert. Ed. / Honorary degree : University of Worcester