My new work on view Dolphin Gallery in Hingham from July 29-September 29th celebrates the beauty and delight of summer in New England.
At the beach or on the water, colors have a special vibrancy in the intense summer sun. The golden light at dawn and dusk is breathtaking. The reflective quality of the water’s surface as it continuously shifts, mirroring the sky and objects around it, is mesmerizing. I have always been fascinated by this interaction of light and atmosphere, and the rich spectrum of color present in the landscape.
In this show I also explore our powerful connection to water, whether in the ocean, a lake, or river. We are all mostly water after all, and our relationship to it is both deeply physical and spiritual.
The show’s title DIVE IN has a special significance for me, as this solo show has afforded me the opportunity to really “dive in” to my work, exploring not only landscape but also our place within it. I’ve learned so much, but am also just beginning to break the surface and to see where this new work might take me.
My heartfelt thanks to North River Arts Society for giving me this opportunity by sponsoring and facilitating this show. Thanks also to the Hingham Library for sharing their beautiful gallery.
So come, see the show, and immerse yourself in the joys of summer!
DIVE IN: New Works in Pastel by Diane Reed Sawyer
Sponsored by North River Arts Society
at the Dolphin Gallery, Hingham Library
66 Levitt Street, Hingham , MA
July 30-September 29, 2016
Opening August 8th, 2016 5:30-7:30pm