Diane Scott

 Artist Diane Scott feels that art chose her rather than the other way around. She has been obsessed with drawing and painting since childhood. She has a degree from Hertfordshire School of Art and Design (now Hertfordshire University) in St. Albans in England and has studied with many fine artists since then including John Kilroy who introduce her to plein-air painting, Margaret McWethy who helped her understand color harmony. She has taken multiple weeklong workshops through the years, to hone her skills in an effort to learn the things she was struggling with from the best...some of these include Scott Burdick, Dan Gerhartz, Mark Daily, Caroline Andersen and a number of other artists! She was a beloved instructor in oil painting at North River Arts Society in Marshfield MA but retired from teaching when she moved to Chatham, NH. Now she concentrates on her own work which is both plein-air and studio based. She has won numerous prizes throughout New England and was selected to attend the prestigious national "Forgotten Coast paint out" for five years running until she was forced to stop due to health issues. She has successfully shown and sold in multiple towns along the New England coast at various times including Northeast Harbor, ME, Blue Hill, ME, Camden, ME, PTown, MA. She has cut back as she aches but now still shows in Harvest Gold in Lovell, ME, and here in Hingham.
Her paintings are very accessible yet not photorealistic. "I prefer to paint with my heart as well as my eyes" says the artist, "At my best, I put what I felt as well as what I saw down on the canvas. As artists, we all struggle to find our authentic voices and I feel like I am getting closer all the time to expressing that true voice in my work...my hope is that my vision resonates with someone out there who is moved by it!"  

Diane had two solo exhibitions at our Gallery, one in April 2005 - click 'here' to view that show;
and in November 2010 - click 'here' so view that show.

Diane was part of our 10th anniversary show in February 2012. View images 'here'.

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"Across the Harbor"
oil, 9"x12"


oil, 8"x6"


"Hingham Harbor Skyscape"
oil, 11"x14"


"Three Slices"
oil, 6"x8"


"Winter from Martin's Lane"
oil, 11"x14"


"Osprey Nest Truro"
oil, 11"x14"



"White Birch, Fall"
oil, 12"x9"