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 […]

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 […]

Diane Reed Sawyer show opens Monday

My summer show, “Dive-in!” is up at the Dolphin Gallery. The show opening is this coming Monday, August 8, from 5:30-7:30 at the Hingham Library, 66 Levitt St, in Hingham MA. The show will be up until the end of September. After installing the show I took the week off  to come up to Vermont. First […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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. […]