"The Parsonage" is an original watercolor painted by Diane G Bell. This house is part of the Old Parish Church on Main Street in Weston.

About Diane

Original Vermont Watercolor Paintings
DRY DOCK, boats in a Vermnt boat yard

My passion is painting the Vermont landscape, beautiful in every season. The ever changing light offers unlimited inspiration for me along with the challenges associated with the medium. My paintings are an interpretation of the places I visit and the vistas I capture around my home and beyond.

I was fortunate to have received an award at an exhibit last summer. I think we paint who we are, and I chuckled at the juror's comment: "Her drawing isn't exactly perfect and her brush strokes are haphazard, but I love it...I want to dive right in."

It’s all about the process, not the results. It’s about staying in the moment. I try to do that giving myself a chance to learn about color, placement, balance and all the rest while celebrating the happy accidents. This process is what gets me up in the morning and keeps the creative juices flowing all day long. I especially enjoy plein-air painting with friends.

I earned an art degree from Iowa State University and have taken watercolor workshops over the years from some well-known watercolorists including Alvarez Castagnet, Tony Van Hasselt, Judi Wagner, Mel Stabin and Frank Francesse. I hold a signature membership with the Vermont Watercolor Society  and am a  member of the board of directors.

Art affiliations:
Vermont Watercolor Society Signature member & former board of directors secretary 
Associate member of the New England Watercolor Society

Vermont Watercolor Society Award - 2018 Green Mountain Watercolor Exhibition

Vermont Watercolor Society Award - 2015 Green Mountain Watercolor Exhibition

1st place award – Second Annual Weston Paint-out 2013

2nd place award – First Annual Weston Paint-out 2012
Marie Hickey Memorial Award – 2012 Monadnock Area Art Association’s Art in the Park, Keene, NH 2012


Recent Exhibits:

2019 - Month-long exhibit at the Norfolk Library, Norfolk, Massachusetts

2019 - Vermont Watercolor Society's juried Spring Exhibit, Southern Vermont Art Center

2019 - Vermont& Beyond Fine Art Exhibition, Weston Playhouse

2018 - Charlotte Center Center, Charlotte, VT

2018 - Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center, Hanover, NH

2018, 17 - VWS Spring juried exhibit, Festival Gallery, Waitsfield, VT

2018, 16,15,14 - Green Mountain Watercolor Exhibition, Waitsfield, VT

2017, 16, 15, 14, 13, 12-Annual Vermont & Beyond Fine Art Exhibit, Weston Playhouse

2016 - VWS Fall Awards Exhibit, Ava Gallery, Lebanon, NH

2015  - Fall National Exhibit, Southern Vermont Art Center, Manchester, VT

2015 - VWS Juried Exhibit, Taylor Gallery, Meriden, NH

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