“Clouds at Falmouth Heights” by Diana Lee
Diana Lee’s colorfully exuberant oil and acrylic paintings and softly muted pastels brighten the Maser Gallery at Falmouth Community Television (FCTV) through May 2.
In this video I did for FCTV, Diana gives us a tour of the exhibit and tells us the stories behind the paintings.
A longtime resident of Falmouth, Diana paints landscapes and seascapes, still lifes and portraits in both realistic and impressionistic styles. Her paintings are often inspired by nature: the beauty of the ocean, beach, and marshes predominates, but she also expresses the joy of a graceful floral arrangement, often using interesting vases, tea cups, fabrics, and other items she finds at estate sales and flea markets.
“Yellow Roses–New Beginnings” by Diana Lee
Diana enjoys bold colors; she uses the brush stroke and palette knife to show movement and action and to evoke emotion.
“Some of my favorite artists are Picasso, Bonnard, Van Gogh and Matisse. Painting is my passion and it gives great meaning and purpose to my life,” she said.
Diana received a diploma from The School of the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston in 1978. She credits her mentors, Bill Flynn and Jack Clift, with being strong influences in her development as an artist.
After raising her family of four children, Diana returned to school in 2000. She graduated Summa Cum Laude with a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in Art Education at the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth in the spring of 2003. She teaches while continuing to paint in her studio in Falmouth.
Diana has received numerous awards and recognition including being selected as an emerging artist by Cape Cod Life Magazine in 1996 and was featured in the magazine’s Arts Edition in June 2012. She also was included in an article in the Cape Women magazine in 1999. In 2012, Diana participated in a two-person show at Highfield Hall. She has taught classes and workshops at both the Falmouth Artist Guild and the Cape Cod Art Association.
“Hydrangeas and Tea Cups,” by Diana Lee
Diana is represented by Gallery 333, in North Falmouth, the Cataumet Art Center, in Bourne, and the Rowley Gallery, in Orleans.
The Maser Gallery is at FCTV, 310 Dillingham Avenue, Falmouth, MA.
Exhibit hours at the Maser Gallery are Sunday and Monday, 2 to 10 PM; Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday, 10 to 10 PM; and Friday 10 to 6 PM.
For more information, visit http://www.fctv.org or call 508-457-0800.
“Beach Day at Nobska” by Diana Lee