Ready for Take Off!



Clockwise: Making the Connection, Dusk in Old Town, At the Crossroads, Mystic Meets Malden, At What Cost (detail).

Paintings from my Aerial series were exhibited in six shows over the Spring, Summer, and Fall of 2019. In May the four person show Four Directions in Contemporary Landscape opened at the Piano Craft Gallery in Boston. Visitors to the show were excited by the different perspective, and were curious about my process. The paintings resonated with their own experience of flight, and triggered memories of landscapes strewn with lights and dramatic take offs and landings. They also responded viscerally to images of a world dominated by highways, industry, and sprawling cities.

The series gained momentum in June as “Making the Connection” was  included in the International Association of Pastel Societies (IAPS) 34th International Exhibition in Albuquerque, New Mexico.  I was thrilled to be part of this impressive show, surrounded with masterful works by  artists throughout the US and abroad. This is the third piece from my Aerial series that has been exhibited at IAPS!

In July “Mystic Meets Malden” was accepted into the national juried show For Pastels Only (FPO) organized by the Pastel Society of Cape Cod, at the Cultural Center of Cape Cod and won the Liz Haywood Sullivan award. The juror of awards described the piece:

“Excitement runs from the bottom to the top and back again in this aerial view of a city. The large navy shapes let us catch our breath and then slide up and back for more.” —Nancy King Mertz, PSA Master Circle

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Now in my third year of working on this series, I am very excited that they are beginning to take off!

The group show Parallels and Intersections, at the Sprinkler Factory Gallery in Worcester, also featured my aerial work. I greatly enjoyed the conversations I had with visitors to the gallery. They were intrigued by the my use of perspective, color and mark making, and the drama in the night landscape.

In September my painting “Mystic Meets Malden” was exhibited at the Pastel Society of America’s (PSA) prestigious international show Enduring Brilliance, held at the National Arts Club in New York City. I was honored to receive the Salmagundi award for the piece and to be juried into Signature membership in the PSA!

In November “Making the Connection” was included in the national show Renaissance in Pastels organized by the Connecticut Pastel Society, and held at the Slater Museum in Norwich, CT.

A huge thank you to all the galleries, organizations, and jurors for their support and recognition!

After a Great Run, Sold!

In November both “Making the Connection”, and “Mystic Meets Malden”  were purchased by a collector. I was sorry to see them go, but am delighted they will be lived with and appreciated!

I am enjoying working on more paintings for upcoming shows in 2020. I am excited to see where this series will take me next, as I experiment with new images and techniques. In my opinion, winter is the best time to be in the Studio!  I relish the season, a great time for experimentation and play.

I hope you have a wonderful holiday, and find time to reflect and make ready for the next direction in your creative journey!

Best Wishes for the new year,


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How High is the Sky?

I am very excited and honored to report that my work is featured in the December 2018 issue of Pastel Journal!!

Pastel Journal, December 2018

The 10 page article, “As Above, So Below,” focuses on a series of paintings I have been working for the past few years—aerial images of the earth based on the view from the window of a passenger plane. In this series I have been exploring the way the world from this perspective is familiar but startlingly different. When seen from the air at night, whole cities flatten into patterns of light. At dawn, we see the sun rising over the curve of the earth illuminating the landscape below. We fly over mountains and valleys scored with the marks of glaciers, and rivers poisoned by centuries of industrial pollution and human habitation.

I find working on these pieces is kind of magical. A few strokes are enough to suggest the vast landscape below. I like keeping my marks a bit ambiguous as it leaves room for the viewer to imagine for themselves what they are seeing.

I am attracted to both what is revealed in these images, and that which remains hidden. My goal is to offer the viewer an invitation to explore the space between what we know and imagine.

A big thank you to the editors at Pastel Journal for featuring my work!! To purchase a discounted copy of the December issue of Pastel Journal  click here.

Please leave me your comments. I’d love to hear your thoughts on this recent work.

Exhibitions and Openings

The painting on the opening spread of the article, “Late Night Departure” received the Pastel Society of America Award in October at Renaissance in Pastel, the Connecticut Pastel Society’s annual national juried show. “ElectriCity”, another painting from this series, was also awarded a prize at Pastel Society of Cape Cod’s national juried show For Pastels Only in June.

Opening this weekend! If you’re in the Boston area, five of my aerial “mini’s” are currently showing at Francesca Anderson Fine Art in Lexington as part of her 34th Annual Miniatures Show, November 14-January 12th. You are invited to the opening and holiday party December 1, 3-5pm. 56 Adams St., Lexington, MA. The show is filled with unique and beautiful works perfect for giving.

New Beginnings

The end of the summer marked a big transition for me, moving from our home of 28 years near Boston MA to our new home in North Adams, MA, about as far west and north as you can go and still be in Massachusetts. This fall has been a time of change and new beginnings.

Our new home is in a centuries old mill that was converted to artist Iive-work space in 2006. We share the building with visual artists, musicians and writers. In the stairwells, the railings and steps are worn and polished by the passing of generations of textile workers. Layers of paint still clinging to the old brick seem to echo the dappled pattern of the fall leaves outside our windows.

Our loft is beautiful, but still a work in progress. There is still much to be done to balance its two purposes:  to be a home, and a working studio. But this gentle space, filled with light, promises to be a snug and nurturing sanctuary full of possibilities. I will post more photos after we get settled in.

Wishing you all a wonderful holiday season. I hope your days and nights are bright with discoveries and new opportunities.

Don’t Miss October’s Pastel Journal

My painting, Making the Final Approach is featured in the October issue of Pastel Journal.

The article, “Pastel World 2017” covers an exhibition organized by the International Association of Pastel Societies (IAPS). Anne Hevener, editor of Pastel Journal, focuses on 12 “personal favorites” she selected from 184 exceptional paintings juried into the show. I am so honored to be included in such great company! You can view the article here: PastelWorld 2017

Making the Final Approach has a decidedly unusual point of view. Here’s how I described my process and approach in creating the painting:

“Several years ago, as I was landing at O’Hare Airport, I glanced out the window. We were descending over the outskirts of Chicago at dusk; the plane at a sharp angle to the highways filled with evening commuters below. I quickly grabbed my phone and got a couple of shots just before we hit the runway. When I went to paint from this reference, I wanted to keep the piece loose and abstract, adding just enough detail to allow the viewer to fill in the rest.”

Hevener comments: “The tilt in Sawyer’s unconventional composition adds to the impression of immense space. The painting captures well that odd feeling of detachment you can have in flight when you’re aware of not being earthbound.”

If you would like to see more of this series, I have 2 painting from this series in Pigments at South Shore Art Center, and one at Renaissance in Pastel, sponsored by CPS in Vernon CT. Dates and times listed in Upcoming Shows.


Making the Final Approach, 36×24

Magic Hour

Twenty of my paintings were on view from June through August at the Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage in Milton Lower Mills as part of their Open Studio Program. I sold several pieces during the run of the show, and there was hot competition for the painting I donated to be raffled off at the opening. Thank you Coldwell Banker for hosting the show!

Magic Hour was raffled off with all proceeds going to support Milton Art Center.

The Winner! Janet was very happy to take home Magic Hour!

Spring News from Diane Sawyer Fine Art

After a cold winter and rainy early spring the trees are bursting out green, flowers are blooming, and spring shows are everywhere. After hunkering down in my studio all winter its been a real pleasure to see the work up, celebrate, and get outside to drink in the warm weather.

I hope you can make it to one of the shows below. I look forward to seeing old friends and meeting new ones! Exhibition highlights of my spring season include:


Closing Party— this Sunday May 7th, from 1–4pm

Sprinkler Factory Artist Group
38 Harlow Street, Worcester, MA

As always, I really enjoyed exhibiting with fellow artists Dave Kaphammer, Janet Schwartz, and Renée Caouette. We are celebrating our second group show in 2 years, and are already looking forward to next years show next April at the Sprinkler Factory.


Surfacing, pastel, 24 x 13


Featured Artist

May 1–July 30 2017

Opening May 17th, 6–8pm

Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage, 60 Adams Street, Milton MA 02186

Sunflower, 12x18

Sunflower, 12×18


For Pastels Only

Opening Reception, June 24, 6–9pm
June 20–July 17, 2017

Cape Cod Cultural Association
307 Old Main Street,
South Yarmouth, MA


Clearing, pastel, 18×24


June 16–18, 2017
Opening: June 16, 1–7pm

South Shore Arts Center
119 Ripley Road, Cohasset MA, 02025

International Society of Pastel (IAPS)

June 6 – June 11, 2017

Hotel Albuquerque, Albuquerque New Mexico


Making the Final Approach, 36×24

Other recent shows include:


Summer in a Jar, 9×12

For the Love of Color, at the Cape Cod Art Museum

March 16th – May 1st, 2017

This show featured Signature Members of PPSCC, the premiere Massachusetts pastel association. Truly an honor to be included in this group, at the wonderful Cape Cod Art Museum in Dennis MA.

Milton Art Center’s 2nd Annual Juried Exhibition

March 24th– May 20, 2017

It was my pleasure to be the Coordinator of this diverse and exciting show at the Milton Art Center (MAC), featuring the work of more than 40 artists. It was great working with juror Brian Goslow of Artscope Magazine, and meeting so many talented artists from all over the region.

Finally, I am looking forward to a trip by bike and train through France this summer. I’m planning on doing a lot of sketching, gathering new inspiration to carry me through next fall and winter.


Happy Painting!!




Don’t Miss These Small Works Shows!

Its Small Works Time, as galleries and art associations host holiday shows filled with beautiful work designed for gift giving. Small works are little gems that offer us a way to collect our favorite artists without breaking the bank!


This year my work is being included in the following shows:

Opening tonight: November 10, from 6-8pm

Small Works Show, South Shore Art Center

119 Ripley Road Cohasset MA, 02025

smfa ART SALE: Boston Museum School

I am please to be included in New England’s largest public art sale, benefiting the Boston Museum School
November 17-19, 10-8pm, November 20, 10am-5pm
230 the Fenway, Boston 02115
“A phenomenal array of exciting new work”

Almost Miniatures:
Francesca Anderson Fine Art

56 Adams St., Lexington, MA 02420
Nov 17, 2016 – Jan 14, 2017
Opening: November 17 5-7pm

Small Works Holiday Show and Sale
Milton Art Center

335 Edgehill Rd, Milton MA 02186
December 10-23, Fridays, 4-6pm, Saturdays 12-4pm

Hope to see you at one or more of these fun events!


DIVE IN. The water’s fine!


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


Early Summer Shows and Awards

Juried Shows

I am very pleased to have been included in 2 juried pastel society shows, and one online competition this past June and July.

Connecticut Pastel Society’s members show Purely Pastels opened June 17th, at Lyme Art Association’s Goodman Gallery, in Lyme CT. My piece, Crown Jewel, won the Bronze Award for Excellence. I am very honored to receive this award, one of the top awards in an extensive list!  I am also pleased to report that the piece sold on the second day of the exhibit!


Crown Jewel, 10×14


Pastel Painters Society of Cape Cod’s annual show For Pastels Only on Cape Cod opened Saturday June 18th  at the Cultural Center of Cape Cod, in South Yarmouth, MA.  This is the 5th consecutive year I have been included in this wonderful national show.

Dive In (Study), below, was included in the exhibit.


Dive In, 10×6 (study)

2016 UArt Online Competition

My piece Safe Harbor was juried into the 2016 UArt Online Competition. Almost 600 pieces were submitted to this show, and only 100 were accepted. It is a fabulous collection of work, by an amazing collection of artists.  I was honored to be included! You can see the exhibit at:

[I was very very honored to win first place in this competition last year. Congratulations to this year’s winners.]

My piece Incoming tide, shown at the Milton Art Center’s show Celebrate Summer, received the People’s Choice Award. Thanks everyone for your votes!!!


Incoming Tide, 14×14


I am very excited to announce that as a gallery artist my pastels are on view at True Grit Gallery, a beautiful new gallery at 38 Center Street, Middleborough, MA. I am in great company, its definitely worth a trip.






Boston Area Shows in February and March

I am excited to share news about two upcoming shows in February and March.  I hope you can make it to one of these openings, or visit the shows during gallery hours. I look forward to seeing you there!


The Race, 16 x 20

Warm and Sunny Places and Things

February 12— March 26, 2016
Opening: Saturday February 13, 3-5pm
Francesca Anderson Fine Art
56 Adams St., Lexington MA
Gallery Hours: 10-5 Wednesday-Saturday
12-5 on Sundays

This is my first show in Francesca’s gallery, and I am honored to show with so many accomplished artists and friends, including Jeanne Rosier Smith, Cindy Crimmin, Christine Bodnar, and Dave Kaphammer. Eighteen artists are in the show, and it’s definitely worth a trip!



Crown Jewel, 10 x 14

Contemporary Realism:
Impressions by four Boston Artists

March 4—March 27, 2016
Opening Friday, March 4th 6-10pm
Piano Craft Gallery
793 Tremont St., Boston MA
Gallery hours: Friday 6-8pm, Saturday and Sunday 12-5

I am so honored to show in the historic Piano Factory with Renée Caouette, Dave Kaphammer, and Janet Schwartz. We will each be showing 20 works, ranging from interiors to urban streetscapes to landscapes. Its a fabulous show!

Press Release_Contemporary Realism

Contemporary Realism Invitation



Plein Air Cycle With Bromptons

This is an excerpt from my other blog, Pleinaircycle. If you’d like to read more about my biking and painting adventures, it is a good place to look. Let me know what you think!

Traveling with bikes is great. Traveling on planes and buses and trains with bikes can be a challenge. So this spring We got two Brompton folding bikes from Nycewheels with 6 gears, and a 12% reduction in the gear ratio to make it easier to climb hills.image

Our shake down ride was to Provincetown MA, a mere 60 miles for me, 120 miles for Gerry. I was already in Sandwich MA for a 3 day pastel workshop with Tony Allain. Tony is an amazing pastelist from the UK, known for his brilliant use of color, and the intentional stokes he uses to create his elegant compositions. It was a great workshop, and fun sharing the experience with some of my favorite pastel artists, as well as a wonderful chance to study with Tony. The above painting is one of Tony’s demos.

On Friday night Gerry arrived on his Brompton, and Saturday we rode the remaining 60 miles to P-town. It was our longest ride on the bromptons yet, and we were pleasantly surprised at how great we felt at the end of the ride! The higher handlebars (M style) is perfect for those who like a more up right position.

We rode Sandwich to P-town, then back to Boston on the hi speed ferry, and along the harbor back home. What a great Trip!

UArt 2015 Online Pastel Competition

Abundance, 12 x 18, soft pastel on UArt sanded paper

Abundance, 12 x 18, soft pastel on UArt sanded paper

I got a call from Alain Boppart from UArt while I was traveling in Oregon.  He asked if I was sitting down. So I did. That still didn’t prepare me for the news that my painting “Abundance” had won first place in UArt’s 2015 Online Pastel Competition!

I am so pleased to be in this show with many artists whose work I have admired for years! And I am so SO honored to receive this recognition. Thank you UArt and juror Liz Haywood Sullivan!

I am also excited that in addition to a cash award, the prize includes some fabulous perks, like UArt paper in my favorite grade (400), a new Richeson easel (much needed), Terry Ludwig pastels, the new Richard McKinley book, etc.  Can’t wait to get back into the studio and do some more painting!

You can see all the winning paintings here online.

Paint on!

For Pastels Only Show, 2015

aftertherain-webI am pleased and honored to be included in the prestigious For Pastels Only, (FPO) Show on Cape Cod, sponsored by the Pastel Painters Society of Cape Cod. The show will run from June 20th-July 12th at the Cultural Center of Cape Cod, 307 Old Main Street, South Yarmouth, MA. The opening is Saturday, June 20th from 6-8:30pm. If you are on the cape this summer, you should stop by. It’s a wonderful show featuring work from 100 panelists.

I am also excited about the particular painting that was chosen from the 3 I submitted to the show. “After the Rain” is a bit of a departure for me, as it is painted in pastels over an oil underpainting. I was inspired to try this after watching Michele Poirier Mozzone’s demonstration at the closing of FPO last year. Much of the oil underpainting is showing through, and I loved the way the loose strokes worked with the layered pigment. When I saw her demo, I had just returned from France, where I visited Monet’s water garden in Giverney. The resulting painting is on the cover of my site.

Last weekend I had the pleasure to take a workshop with Michele, and I can’t wait to do more painting using this technique.

Happy Painting!

Explore Plein Air Painting this Summer

Painting at Houghton's Pond

Painting at Houghton’s Pond

I am offering a five week plein air workshop this summer through the Milton Art Center. This is a great opportunity to try your hand at something new, or sharpen up your skills if you haven’t painted in a while. Work in pastel, or a media of your choice.

Painting outside is such a pleasure, but it can be intimidating too. So much detail, where do you start? Learn strategies to simplify your subject, create a strong composition with a thumbnail sketch, use color and value, and produce a painting that captures the essence of a scene, without TMI (too much information).

5 week class

Thursday mornings 9:30-11:30am

June 25, introductions and orientation at the MAC,  334 Edge Hill Rd, Milton, MA 02186

July 2, 9, 16, 23, plein air painting in and around Milton

Open to Adults and High School students

Media: Soft pastel, or other media of your choice. All levels are welcome. Some drawing experience is helpful.

Our first meeting will be held Thursday June 25, 9:30-11:30 at the Milton Art Center, to go over supplies and basic techniques, and how to set up to work outside. The following 4 weeks we will meet at various locations around Milton including Houghton’s Pond, the Eustis Estate, and the banks of the Neponset.

I will start most classes with a demo and will spend time with each student offering tips and suggestions.

A supply list will be emailed before the first class, and be discussed at the first meeting. You will also need some form of portable easel. Some pastels and paper will be provided by the art center.

Diane Sawyer is a fine artist working primarily with pastels. She lives in Milton, and has a BFA from the Boston Museum School.
To learn more:

Cost: $135

To register, email  Online registration will be available at in May.

Upcoming Shows, Spring and Summer 2015

I am honored to be one of 4 artists invited to exhibit at Kirkwood Printing in Wilmington, MA on May 7, 2015, 3-7pm. This event celebrates the opening of their beautiful new 35,000 square foot wing which includes a state-of-the art digital printing area. Kirkwood is an award-winning commercial printer, known world wide for their fine quality and craftsmanship. It should be an exciting and entertaining evening! For more information, or an invitation, contact

I am looking forward to a solo show at the Wotiz Gallery at the Milton Public Library, 476 Canton Ave, Milton, MA. I welcome the opportunity to return to the Wotiz gallery for the second time in 3 years. It’s a great space, in a wonderful library. The gallery is open May 8-31 2015 during regular library hours, and the Artist Reception will be held on May 14 from 6-8. All are welcome.

Finally, I am so excited and honored to announce that my painting “Abundance” has been juried into the International Society of Pastels 26th Annual Exhibition in Albuquerque New Mexico June 3-7, 2015. Having seen the last two IAPS exhibitions, I am sure it will be an amazing show, with artists from every region of this country and Internationally participating.

Abundance, 12 x 18, soft pastel on UArt sanded paper

Abundance, 12 x 18, soft pastel on UArt sanded paper

“Abundance” is one of a series of paintings based on observations at a small pond near my house. Covered in snow and ice in the winter, the pond comes alive in the spring as tadpoles and water plants begin to stir. By summer the pond is a teaming with life, a riot of greens and delicate white flowers. As the water level sinks, the edges of the leaves curl to cup the water, showing the dusky pink undersides of the leaves. In the fall yellows and oranges tinge the greens and the sun glints off the white grasses at the ponds edge.

Please send me an email if you’d like more information. I hope to see you at one of these events!

Happy Painting!

MAC Holiday Artisan Fair December 7, 2013

Artisan_Fair_DianeCome visit me at the Holiday Artisan Fair in Milton MA. I will have a number of unframed works available along with framed Pastels and Giclees.

Do your holiday shopping locally!! Over a dozen artists and artisans will be selling their work, and there will be a Super-Secret Elf Gift Workshop for young elves from 11-2, an Ornament Making Party for the town tree, and Santa will visit from 2-3pm. Looking forward to seeing you.

Artist Showcase at the MAC

The Barn at Olana

The Barn at Olana

It was a great pleasure to be the featured artist at the Milton Art Center on November 9, 2013 from 12 – 4pm. It was wonderful to see old friends and meet new ones, as people dropped into the art center for the show and demonstration.

I shared some of my recent work, including field studies and finished paintings from Massachusetts, Vermont, Upstate New York, and Vancouver Island.  I also did a demonstration in soft pastel, showing the process I use, from underpainting to finished work.  During the demo I talked about how I use field studies done outside on location as references for final paintings to be done in the studio. I got great comments from the audience, many of whom had not seen the process of building a pastel painting before. It was great fun to share my love of pastels with such a wonderful group.

Diane holding a plein air sketch from Vancouver Island

Diane holding a plein air sketch from Vancouver Island

A wonderful audience!

A wonderful audience!

My ipad is a great tool for reference. here I am explaining compositional choices.

My iPad is a great tool for reference.


Thanks to Maureen Fahey for the photos of the event!

March 2012 Show at the Mad Hatter Gallery

I am pleased to be showing at the Mad Hatter Gallery March 16 through the beginning of April 2012. The show will be open Sat and Sunday afternoon March 17-18 and then 12-5 Tuesday through Friday for the rest of the month.

On March 31 from 4-5:30 the gallery will be open for an informal reception, as I was not able to make the official opening on March 16. Please come, take a look at my new work, and the work of 4 other talented artists including my friend and fellow pastel artist Dave Kaphammer.



Included in the show are these two images painted in Saint Lucia.

Gallery: Water images

Paintings done over the summer and fall of 2011. Click on a thumbnail to see a larger image.

I have been fascinated by water for years. The transparency of the water and its reflective surface present endless seductive details. Deciding what to capture, and rendering it so it is believable and fresh are the primary challenges.

White beach is painted as the brilliant dawn light illuminates the shell beach, driftwood, and Madrona trees of the Pacific Northwest.

The Houghtons’ Pond series explores the tension between three surfaces: reflected sky and light, the lily pads and leaves floating on the surface of the water, and the stems and pond floor below.

Off the Dock explores the colors of the surrounding summer landscape as it reflected in the gently rippling water. Cedar trees overhang the edge of the lake, creating mysterious eddies, dark and cool. A few shafts of light penetrate below the surface revealing the warm tones of the silty lake water.

Malibu Beach was captured from a cliff overlooking the beach. Purple shadows were enveloping the cliff face, but the hillside on which we stood was covered in succulents, bright orange and green in the sunlight. A guy on a surf board played tag with a seal in the waves below us.

Opening at Milton Public Library, July 21, 2011

It was an interesting process installing my work at the library the past few days. As the show went up during hours the library is open, many people stopped and commented on the work on their way through the gallery. It was great to get such immediate feedback.

Most of the work is done in very soft pastels on a sanded paper. The sanded surface allows for colors to be layered over one another, creating a sense of space and atmosphere. Working with pastel is like working with pure pigment. The surface is touched as little as possible, except in areas like the sky, which is usually blended.

Most people seem surprised to hear that the work is done in pastel, as they seem more like paintings.

Over the past year since I began working with pastels I have gotten more skilled at using their special quality to the best advantage. Layering the pastel pigments has allowed me to explore light and color, and how they change over distance. I am particularly intrigued right now with water, how it reflects the sky, but also is transparent, with the objects below and above the surface combining in an ever changing mosaic. I am also very inspired by the light in these warm summer months, especially in the morning and the evening, when the sun is low in the sky.

I’ve just begun to explore this beautiful medium. I look forward to learning more and seeing more with each new piece. Thank you to Jeanne Rosier Smith, who so generously shares her insight and deep knowledge of the medium.

In addition to pastels, the show includes 8 photographs printed on an aluminum substrate. The aluminum substrate creates a luminous surface that beautifully displays the detail and color of the images. I am showing  five prints from a hydrangea series, and three tide pool images shot on Vancouver Island.

I hope you will be able to make it to the opening, or if not, to stop by the show while it is up through the end of August. I will be showing 21 pastels and 8 metal prints that represent my work over the past year.