About Diane

"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.
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Diane Bell, a 30-year resident of Vermont, moved to Franklin two years ago to be closer to family. She has been painting with watercolors for many years, and before the pandemic, enjoyed teaching others how to tackle and achieve success with the medium at the Norfolk Senior Center.


Diane's subjects of choice are rural and urban landscapes ." I typically paint from my own pictures, never leaving home without my smart phone. I view the world as a series of adjacent intersecting shapes and values hoping to capture the lights and darks in an interesting manner."


Formerly from the Midwest, Diane earned an art degree from Iowa State University and has taken many watercolor workshops over the years. She managed her own summer gallery in Vermont and exhibited and sold her work regularly throughout the state and beyond.


Diane is a signature member of the Vermont Watercolor Society, an associate member of the New England Watercolor Society and a member of the Franklin Art Association


Art affiliations
Vermont Watercolor Society 
Associate member of the New England Watercolor Society

Franklin Art Association

Hopkinton Art Center

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

2022 - New England Watercolor Society Associates Exhibit

2021 - New England Watercolor Society's All Members Show, at the Plymouth Center for the Arts opening July 9, 2021

2021 - New England Watercolor Society's Associates Exhibition, March 5 to April 28

2020 - Small Stones Festival of the Arts Online exhibition October and November

2020 - Wellesley Free Library exhibit through the month of October

2020 - New England Watercolor Society's North American juried exhibition, Plymouth, MA; November 1

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