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!! 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 […]

Don’t Miss October’s Pastel Journal

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 […]

Magic Hour

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. […]

Spring News from Diane Sawyer Fine Art

Spring News from Diane Sawyer Fine Art

Don’t Miss:
FOUR ARTISTS, FOUR VISIONS
Closing Party— this Sunday May 7th, from 1-4pm

Featured Artist
Coldwell Banker
Opening May 17th, 6-8pm
60 Adams Street, Milton MA

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 […]

DIVE IN. The water’s fine!

DIVE IN: New Works in Pastel by Diane Reed Sawyer
Dolphin Gallery, July 30-September 29, 2016

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 […]

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! Warm and Sunny Places and Things February 12— March 26, 2016 Opening: Saturday February 13, 3-5pm […]

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 […]

UArt 2015 Online Pastel Competition

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 […]

For Pastels Only Show, 2015

For Pastels Only Show, 2015

I 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 […]

Explore Plein Air Painting this Summer

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, […]

Upcoming Shows, Spring and Summer 2015

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 […]

MAC Holiday Artisan Fair December 7, 2013

Come 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 […]

Artist Showcase at the MAC

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 […]

Reception at Mad Hatter

Show extended through first week of May 2012

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

I love pastels!

I have been working in pastels for only about 6 months. I started last spring after I met  Jeanne Smith and saw her beautiful work at the Framingham Open studios. Jeanne is an amazing artist and generous teacher. She holds classes in her studio in Sudbury. For years I have worked in various other media […]