Downstairs Gallery

“Paintings In & Around Boston”
Watercolors by Diane G. Bell
November 1-December 3, 2022

Franklin resident Diane Bell has been painting for many years, mostly in Vermont. Recently she moved to the MetroWest area and has continued her painting. She is affiliated with several art associations and has exhibited for a number of years in the New England region. She also teaches privately. In Diane’s words:

“Everyone needs a passion and I have found mine painting with watercolors. Until last August, I lived and painted in Vermont for over 30 years. Painting the landscape provides limitless possibilities and the everchanging light offers much inspiration along with the challenges associated with the medium. My paintings are bold and colorful impressions of the places I visit and the vistas I capture around my home and beyond.

It’s all about the process, not the results. It’s about staying in the moment. First steps: a value study determining the mid values. I have to get to know my subject and get it on the watercolor paper in a pleasing manner. After several workshops I find that a three stage process works best for me. I paint primarily from my own photos. However, I especially enjoy plein-air painting with friends when the weather permits.”

More of Ms. Bell’s work can be found at:


Upstairs Display Case

Brushstroke drawings for sale.

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