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Years earlier, Diane’s grandfather taught her how to draw by sketching on napkins, which she would attempt to copy. Diane remembers watching him paint and draw when she was a little girl. Inspired by his work, she began drawing and painting at a very young age. By the time Diane reached the fifth grade, she had her first private artshow. She attended classes at the Maine College of Art in Portland. Since then she has sold numerous original artworks, and has had exhibits in Maine, New Hampshire, and Massachusetts.

 

Diane’s watercolor paintings reflect her strong connection with nature which began at an early age. Her childhood was influenced by the surroundings of the mountains, ocean, and lakes in New England. She is passionate about depicting landscapes, house/barn structures, animals, marine life, and all aspects of the environment. "I especially enjoy painting en plein air, where each painting reminds me of where I was. It's all about who I meet, the sounds, the smell, and what I want to share. It's exciting when viewers recognize the spot I was standing in." Diane does most of her freelance painting and house portraits outdoors where she is best able to capture colors, values, and textures in her compositions.  She currently has paintings on exhibit at Liberty Mutual, and in private collections throughout the Northeast.

 

For more information about exhibits or sales, please contact her by email at watercolorsbydiane@hotmail.com or call her at 603-205-2720.

 

Affiliations

New Hampshire Art Association, Juried Member
Mablehead Art Association, Juried Member

Newburyport Art Association Member

New England Watercolor Society

Selection of Awards and Exhibits

2019 Sheafe Warehouse, Portsmouth, (NH)

2019 Charles Fine Art, Gloucester, (MA), Juried Exhibit, Seafood Series - Shrimp, Seafood Series - Lobster 

2019 Newburyport Art Association (MA), Gift Shop

2019 Spotlight Magazine, Juried Contest, Honorable Mention Award for The Purple Path.

2019 NH Art Association (NH) Omar Lassonde Juried Exhibit, 2 works accecpted: Other World and The Cure

2019 The Contemporary Art Gallery, Juried National Exhibit, Granny, Gotta Take This Call, and Grandkids

2019 NH Art Association (NH), Small Works Gallery

2018 The Art Complex Museum (MA), Juried Exhibit NE Watercolor Society, The Mansard Roof

2018 Fusion Art Gallery Online, Waterscapes, Finalist for "Seafood Series - Lobster". Entries from 15 countries.

2018 Newburyport Art Association (MA), Fall Members Show

2018 NH Art Association (NH) East Gallery Exhibit, As She Sees It, August

2018 Newburyport Art Association (MA), Winter Members Juried Exhibit, Honorable Mention Award

2018 Newburyport Art Association (MA), Winter Members Juried Exhibit II

2018 NH Art Association (NH), Small Works Gallery

2018 6th Annual Plein Air Salon Juried Exhibit, Old Ferry Landing

2018 NH Art Association (NH), For the Love of Art Exhibit

2018 Fusion Art Gallery Online, 3rd Annual Animal Kingdom Exhibit, Finalist for "Miss Josie". Hundreds of entries from 18 countries.

2017 Breaking New Grounds

2017 NH Art Association (NH), Small Works Gallery

2017 Newburyport Art Association (MA), Fall Juried Show

2017 Newburyport Art Association (MA), Fall Members Exhibit

2017 NH Art Association (NH), Fall members Exhibit

2017The Fells Historic Estate (NH), Juried Exhibit

2017 Newburyport Art Association (MA), Spring Members Exhibit

2017 Marblehead Art Association (MA), Solo Exhibit

2017 Fusion Art Gallery Online, 2nd Annual Waterscapes Exhibit, Finalist for "Flood Level". Hundreds of entries from 12 countries.

2017 Fusion Art Gallery Online, 2nd Annual Leaves & Petals Exhibit, Finalist for "For Robin". Hundreds of entries from 12 countries.

2017 Fusion Art Gallery Online, Landscape Exhibit, Special Merit Award for "Fall Colors". Hundreds of entries from 9 countries, one of 5 fine art awards.

2017 Marblehead Art Association (MA), New Members Exhibit, "Seafood Series".

2017 Robert Levy Gallery NHAA (NH), Artist Membership Show

2017 Light, Space and Time Gallery Online, All Women Exhibit, Special Recognition for "Friendly ? Toast"

2016 Robert Levy Gallery NHAA (NH), 17th Annual Joan L Dunfey Juried Exhibit

2016 Marblehead Art Association (MA), Summer Members Exhibit, Honorable Mention for "Where Have My Roses Gone?"

2016 Robert Levy Gallery NHAA (NH), Spring Member Juried Exhibition

2016 Light, Space and Time Gallery Online, Open Art Exhibit, Special Recognition Award for "An Early Start". 

2016 Contemporary Art Gallery, Water/Seascape Juried Exhibit

2016 Light, Space and Time Gallery Online, Seasons Exhibit, Special Merit Award for "Fall Colors". 366 entries from 18 countries, 28 states.

2016 Fusion Art Gallery Online, Waterscapes, Finalist for "Perfect Plein Air Day"

2016 Light, Space and Time Gallery Online, Animals Exhibit, Special Merit Award for "Seafood Series Lobster". 900 entries 24 from countries, 42 states. 

2016 Fusion Art Gallery Online, Red White & Blue Exhibit, Finalist for "1774 House"

2016 Fusion Art Gallery Online, Red White & Blue Exhibit, Finalist for "Seafood Series Crab"

2016 Light, Space and Time Gallery Online, Nature Exhibit, Special Merit Award for "Seafood Series Lobster"

2016  Light, Space and Time Gallery Online, Botanicals Exhibit, Special Recognition Award for"Fishin or Pickin". 764 entries from 20 countries, 38 states. 

2016 Fusion Art Gallery Online, Leaves and Petals Exhibit, Finalist: "Where Have My Roses Gone?"

2016 Light, Space and Time Gallery Online Competition, Special Merit Award Award for "Winter in NH". 738 entries from 28 countries, 37 states. 

2016 Fusion Art Gallery Online, Landscapes Exhibit, Finalist for "Kittery at Low Tide"

2016 Fusion Art Gallery Online, Landscapes Exhibit, Finalist for "Morrills Mills Farm"

2013 - 2015 Group Exhibits, Kittery Art Association (ME)

2008 Juried Group Exhibit, Attleboro Art Museum (MA)

2003 - 2005 Group Exhibits, Newburyport Art Association (MA)

2003 - 2005 Group Exhibit, Seacoast Art Association (NH)

2005 Dover NH Rotary Club, Dover Dancing Bears, Red Sox Bear

2005 Dover NH Rotary Club, Dover Dancing Bears, Skating Bear

2003 Hannaford Corp, Lighthouses on Parade, "Lighthouses"

         Dead River Company, Lighthouses on Parade, "Security"

         Honey Brown Brewing, Lighthouses on Parade, "Light of the Bumblebee"     

2003 Sidewalk Art Festival, Portland ME

2003 Topsfield Fair (MA) – Professional Artist Award

 

Publications

2017, Book: The Artist's Palate, pages: 16, 112

2003, Book: Lighthouses on Parade, pages: 63, 76, 101

2003 Portland Press Herald