“In a world very much dominated by the internet it is important to give opportunity and personal encouragement to new and established talent and to nurture ambition. The wide variety represented here is important and I do all I can to ensure their voice is heard”
Grosvenor Artist Management was started by Diana Wallis in 2011 with the intention of promoting the work of both new and emerging artists and has progressed to include representation of the works of an established US based writer and a US painter of watercolours - both of whom are Multi Award winners in their respective areas.
Diana comes from a background in both television and in business. Spending 16 years working in television at the BBC and Independent Television as Researcher, Associate Producer and as on screen News Reporter and Presenter.
Her work included interviewing people on a worldwide basis from Margaret Thatcher to the Aga Khan...from charitable causes to Hollywood, working predominantly on news programmes. She worked as Researcher and Associate Producer for The David Frost Programme in the UK and in America. She was a News Reporter for BBC, Thames TV and as Programme Presenter for a variety of programmes around the country.
In 1985 Diana Co-Founded the multi-award winning boutique hotel 'The Beaufort' in Central London. Starting a whole new genre of hotel she designed and marketed the hotel and won a Cesar Best Hotel Award - the hotel was also named "one of the Best of the Best hotels in the world..." by Courvoisier's Book of the Best.
In 1992 Diana became a Non-Executive Director progressing to Chairman of the third largest Community Health Trust in the UK valued at over £100 million. The Trust's area covered central, west and north west London. Included in Parkside Trust's portfolio was the Royal London Homeopathic Hospital where Diana hosted a visit by the Patron, H.M. The Queen.
In 2001 following the sale of the hotel Diana formed a small, private property business with properties in London, the south-east of England, the south of France and Goa, India.
In 2011 Diana was Festival Director of The International Composers Festival in East Sussex www.composersfestival.com