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Diana Ford with Carey Beebe and the Australian Soundboard in progress 63K jpeg

Diana Ford’s love of early music, gardening and painting have come together with her decorating our harpsichord soundboards since 1987.

A lifetime of playing and teaching music began with the Double Bass while at school at Pymble Ladies’ College, then studying for three years at the NSW Conservatorium of Music. Viola da Gamba followed in later life—and various Recorders later still.

A study of Illustration and Design at the National Art School in Darlinghurst led to several years working in the film industry. Diana met Cam Ford when both were working in London for the 1968 animated feature Yellow Submarine. Back in Sydney, they married and established their own film studio in Pymble, trading as Cinemagic Animated Films.

Much of the inspiration for Diana’s soundboards comes from her own garden in the Southern Highlands. Diana is pictured here at work in 2008 on her first soundboard using Australian motifs in the style of early Ioannes Ruckers.

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