Dianne Horton was
an educator for 31 years before she began painting. The
conscious and subconscious choices involved in the process of
completing a painting are a never-ending source of excitement
and amazement for me, Dianne said. She is a fourth generation
artist. In 1999 she co-founded The Working Art Gallery in Belfast,
ME. In this space, the owner/artists were able to maintain continuous
open studios, meet customers and sell their work while featuring
is watercolor and pen & ink, and she loves painting seascapes
and boats and lobstermen in peaceful harbors in her unique whimsical
style. Her fascination with Belfasts historic structures
has led her to paint centuries-old buildings and homes on a commission
basis. Dianne has expanded her work to include her watercolor
images baked onto tiles, using a dye sublimation process.
influence was her great aunt, Ethel Wight, who owned the Wight
Studio in Ocean Park, ME in the early 1900s. She was the first
female member of the Portland Camera Club. Her photographs were
recently on exhibit at the Portland Museum of Art, one of which
is the famous photo of Lindbergh landing his plane on the sand
at Old Orchard Beach.
an open studio and gallery on Swan Lake in Swanville , Maine
just 7 miles from Belfast, Maine. She and her husband Dan are
finishing a large studio/gallery space above their garage and
visits will be encouraged to see the artist at work as well as
to participate in her offered workshops or those conducted by
other visiting artists.
Click here to download PDF for June
20 Group Painting Session.
Click here to download PDF for Summer
Watercolor Painting Demos.
Please visit Dianne's
website at http://www.diannehorton.com
"Catch of the Day" -19" x 28" watercolor
"Coast Guarders" - watercolor
"Island News" - watercolor
"It's the Spot" - painted in watercolor Plein Air at
This image is being used in the Bar Harbor Chamber of Commerce
booklet this year for a full page ad celebrating Art in the Park
June 21 and 22, 2014