The Flowers of Remembrance campaign will see the Forget-Me-Not Castle designed and created by Narberth artist Diana R Brook, who will hand paint individual loved one’s names on the petal of a forget-me-not flower.

Diana R Brook said she was delighted to be involved in the Castles in the Sky event and was looking forward to being involved in the Flowers of Remembrance campaign.

She said: “When you see how lovely the other Wild in Art trails have been across the country it is exciting to be getting involved with the project and bringing art to the city.

“I will hand paint every flower on to the castle and then add each individual name. The forget-me-not flower is so pretty and elegant.

“I think it will look beautiful and will have almost a ceramic feel. It is a lovely way to remember a loved one and will not only raise money, but also raise awareness as well as being involved in a historic event.”

Siany Martin, Corporate Fundraiser at the Wales Ambulance, said: “We are excited to work with the talented artist Diana R Brook, who will hand paint every individual name on to the petals of the beautiful forget-me-knot flowers and transform the castle into a beautiful floral work of art."

Diana's Biography

I have been on the front line as a professional creative since 1993. Delivering art in the classroom as well as making for myself. I am an Assistant Principal Moderator for art and design A level with the Welsh Board, WJEC, and have been involved with them since 1999. 

I love a sketchbook and my books are certainly something I’d go back into a burning building for......or I’d send somebody else in! Best visual diaries ever. 

Since September 2018 I have been teaching part time which has enabled be to make more of my role as an artist and maker. I love the qualities of Lino and I have become quite a prolific printer, many of my designs making it on to cards, enamel mugs, bone china mugs, tees and totes. It has been a steep learning curve but now I think I’m kind of working it out. Pleased to have my wares in independent shops across Wales.

I run printing workshops too. Sometimes from my house, this will limit numbers to 4 which means that the experience people have is pretty intimate. I hold sessions in my kitchen and so the workshop feels really chilled and relaxed. I have made some lovely friends through this too, so many just keep coming back. It’s wonderful. I travel with my printing kit and often run workshops in lovely venues and festivals with lovely people. Over the summer I have run workshops for dozens of creative enthusiasts at The Big Retreat Festival, Fforest Gathering, Gwen Gwen Festival, Dews Lake Farm and Beth Morris Workshops in Llandaff.

I am often asked to do commissions and I love a good Makers’Market! 

I work in schools as a visiting Artist in Residence, forging links between schools and other organisations. Many of the school residencies involve working with more challenging or MAT pupils. Very different groups of learners.

During lockdown I became the ‘Rainbow Fairy’ within my community. Painting rainbows on the windows in my town. This became a very important distraction for many isolated adults and excited children in Narberth.