ABOUT THE ARTIST

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Sunset for a Friend, 2019, 12″ x 24″

Diane G. Kell is an acrylic painter of Southwest landscapes and cloudscapes. She grew up in the Midwest and South, left for college in New England, graduated from Brown (A.B. Art History), then lived in Massachusetts during a long career as an educational researcher.

Diane moved to Santa Fe in 2001 with her first husband and was quickly captivated by the region’s beautiful skies. Her husband became ill and passed away three years later. Diane stayed in Santa Fe because its sky lifted her spirits.

She says, “The sky makes me happy; and, now, as an artist, I try to bring that happiness to others. I imagine them waking to a sunrise feeling hopeful, seeing promise in a rainbow, wandering among clouds, feeling transcendent at sunset. If my eyes linger on a painting and I feel joy, peace or wonder, then I believe others will feel it, too.”

Diane joined the Santa Fe Society of Artists in 2018 and participates in their outdoor shows one-half block from the Santa Fe plaza nearly every weekend, mid-April to mid-October.

All works on this site are original acrylic paintings. Most are on cradled canvas with painted edges. Some are on cradled or framed panels, as noted in captions. The prices shown include New Mexico’s gross receipts tax. Packing and shipping, if needed, are extra.

Diane accepts commissions with no down payment. Please ask!