Monday, March 8, 2010

PRESS RELEASE: Diane Bell at Village Wine and Coffee in Shelburne

Diane G. Bell is the featured watercolor artist this month at the Village Wine and Coffee in Shelburne, VT. There will be an opportunity to meet the artist at a wine tasting with live music on March 20th from 1 to 5 pm.

Everyone needs a passion and Diane has found hers painting the Vermont landscape, beautiful in every season. The ever-changing light offers unlimited inspiration for her along with the challenges associated with the medium. The paintings exhibited in the Village Wine and Coffee are an interpretation of the places she visits and the vistas she captures around her home and beyond. She recently returned from a plein air trip to southern France and has included a couple of these works as well.

Bell says, "I try to stay in the moment, giving myself a chance to experiment with 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.”

Diane earned an art degree from Iowa State University and has taken watercolor workshops over the years from some well-known watercolorists including Judi Wagner, Pat Weaver, Tony Van Hasselt, Frank Francesse and Tom Lynch. She holds a signature membership with the Vermont Watercolor Society and is a member of the board of directors. You can view more of her work at

Village Wine and Coffee is at 5288 Shelburne Road. (902 985-8922).

Images: Top: East Wallington Buckets, Bottom: Cirq Lapopie