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Collection: Diane Reed Sawyer

ARTIST STATEMENT

Diane Reed Sawyer is an American artist. For the past 10 years she has focused primarily on working with soft pastel and especially enjoys the medium’s intensity and luminosity. She loves to experiment, pushing boundaries and perspectives to create work that is beautiful and unique. 

Diane draws inspiration from observing the natural world. From her kayak she watches the dance of patterns and color shifts on the waterreflective surface, and the motion of plants and small amphibians both above and below the waters surface.  

Cloud formations and luminous skies are also a favorite focusShe is fascinated by changes in atmosphere and the way light defines the landscape. Her range of subjects extends from New England’s coast and mountains to the arid landscape of the southwest and the coastal rainforests of the Pacific Northwest.  

In recent years she has received much recognition for her Aerial Series, shaped by observations made while flying through the US and abroad. “At night intricate patterns of light form webs of connection, and suggest a vast landscape below us, Diane notes. The view from high above the earth is mysterious and beautiful. It also gives us a unique perspective on how centuries of industrializationendless networks of highways, pollution of our waters, and overdevelopment has impacted the natural landscapeThrough these paintings invite the viewer to explore the increasing fragility of world we live in.  

A ten-page article on her Aerial Series was published in the Nov/Dec 2018 issue of Pastel Journal. In 2019 she was honored to be designated a Signature Member of the Pastel Society of America. 

As we live though the isolation and quarantine of a world-wide pandemic Diane has found great comfort spending time outside exploring the many mountains, ponds and streams near her home in the Berkshires. This continues to provide an invaluable source of inspiration and solace. She hopes that collectors will enjoy the sense of tranquility and discovery often found in her landscapes. 

Diane has a BFA from the Boston Museum School and Tufts. Her work has been shown in galleries, museums, and juried national and international exhibitions in United States, and is in private collections in the US and abroad.  

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  • Sailor's Delight
    Sailor's Delight - Franklin Westwood
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    Diane Reed Sawyer
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  • Still
    Still - Franklin Westwood
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  • Dinghy Dock
    Dinghy Dock - Franklin Westwood
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  • Under the Bridge
    Under the Bridge - Franklin Westwood
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  • Orange Glow
    Orange Glow - Franklin Westwood
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  • Mad River
    Mad River - Franklin Westwood
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  • Sandia Crest
    Sandia Crest - Franklin Westwood
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  • Rolling In
    Rolling In - Franklin Westwood
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  • Purple Shadows, Sandy Neck
    Purple Shadows, Sandy Neck - Franklin Westwood
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    Diane Reed Sawyer
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  • Sunlight Shadow
    Sunlight Shadow - Franklin Westwood
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  • Hush Peaceful
    Hush Peaceful - Franklin Westwood
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  • Isle Sur La Sorgue
    Isle Sur La Sorgue - Franklin Westwood
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    Diane Reed Sawyer
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  • Promise of Spring
    Promise of Spring - Franklin Westwood
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  • Low Tide High Light
    Low Tide High Light - Franklin Westwood
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    Diane Reed Sawyer
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  • Last Light
    Last Light - Franklin Westwood
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  • Sparkle
    Sparkle - Franklin Westwood
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    Diane Reed Sawyer
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  • Provincelands
    Provincelands - Franklin Westwood
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  • Monet's Garden
    Monet's Garden - Franklin Westwood
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    Diane Reed Sawyer
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  • Willow Calligraphy
    Willow Calligraphy - Franklin Westwood
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    Diane Reed Sawyer
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