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 […]

Making Our Mark at the Sprinkler Factory April 7-29th

  I am honored to have been part of MAKING OUR MARK, a six-person show at the Sprinkler Factory this April. The show has been very well received, with a smashing opening, complete with hundreds of visitors, live music, and surprise appearances by friends and relations. Its been a great pleasure exhibiting with fellow artists Dave […]

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 […]

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

Holiday Wishes

In the midst of this winter, so filled with uncertainty and doubt, remember… the earth has already begun its shift away from darkness and back towards the light, offering us its ancient lesson of renewal. Embrace. Share. Create. Give. Love. Warm wishes for a wonderful holiday season filled with family, friends, laughter, and moments of […]

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 […]

Renaissance in Pastel 2015

  The Connecticut Pastel Society’s 2015 Renaissance in Pastel national juried exhibition is being held at the UConn Stamford Art Gallery, One University Place, Stamford, Connecticut. The exhibit is open to the public November 9 through December 12, 2015. Admission is free. The annual Renaissance in Pastel exhibit attracts notable pastel artists from all over […]

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, […]

Pilgrimage to Giverny

Water lilies and reflections are one of my favorite subjects to paint. With three days in Paris this past July at the end of a painting trip in France, my top priority was a day trip to Giverny to visit Monet’s home and gardens, especially his water garden. As a child I sat mesmerized before […]

For Pastels Only in Cape Cod, 2014

Sponsored by the Pastel Painters Society of Cape Cod, this national juried pastel exhibition was held annually at the Cultural Center of Cape Cod on Old Main Street in South Yarmouth, MA. It includes some of the best pastelists working today. I have been honored to be included for the past three years. My painting […]

PPSCC Members Show

  My Pastel “Into the Light” was included in the 2013 Pastel Painters Society of Cape Cod annual members show at the Mashpee Public Library. The Members Show Reception was held Saturday, November 23 from 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm. At 1:00, Margaret Farrell Bruno, PSA and PPSCC Signature Member presented a free Pastel Demonstration […]

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 […]

Finding Your Focus

As much as possible I like to paint outside. Its not always possible to do this of course, so I spend a lot of time taking photos of things. These form a collection of visual notes that I can scroll back to, looking for ideas and inspiration. While great for reference, photos often don’t really […]

FPO Show 2012

I am honored to have a painting included in the For Pastels Only show presented by the Pastel Painters Society of Cape Cod June 26-July 22, 2012. It was an impressive grouping of work by many well-known artists working in this medium. The opening was at the Cultural center of Cape Cod in South Yarmouth. […]

Show at Mad Hatter extended through first week in May

Still time to visit the show! Call 508-251-1431 to confirm hours

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 […]

If you missed the show, check out the video

Despite the record heat, many people came to the opening of my show at the library 7/21/11. I got some great feedback, lots of positive comments, saw many old and new friends, and by the end of the night had sold three pastels and two photos. Much to my surprise, a reporter from the Patriot […]