Diane Brown
Diane BrownPainter
My work is inspired by the natural and organic formations,
surface patterns and textures found all around us.

The process of painting is my focus, not trying to make a specific statement, so I often begin in one place and end up in another with no idea of how I got there or how to “do it again”. Therefore, all of my work is “one-of-a-kind”.

My work is small, medium and large, contemporary, oil and cold wax abstract paintings on both paper and cradled wooden panels, framed and unframed. My love of bold color in evident in all of my work. My results are abstract compositions of various marks, lines, shapes and forms. Outcomes can be surprising, but never dull. This is what I love about the oil and cold wax experience.


Diane Brown is an award winning mixed media artist, specializing in Oil & Cold Wax.  She has works in the New England area, Georgia, Florida, Connecticut, North Carolina, Virginia, Maryland, New Your City and Greece.
She is an Elected Artist at the Mystic Museum of Art, an Artist Member of The Artist Cooperative Gallery of Westerly, a member of Maple and Main Gallery, the New Haven Paint & Clay Club, The Newport Museum of Art and the Art League of New Britain, South County Art Association, The Allied Artists of America, an Associate Member of the Catherine Lorillard Wolfe Art Center, Essex Art Association, The Salmagundi Club and Lyme Art Association.
She has commissioned paintings at The Rose Project in Bethesda, Maryland and at Eastern Connecticut State University.  Diane has also been commissioned for individual residences in both Georgia and Florida and Connecticut.
2016-  January 28 – March 13, 2016 – Maple and Main Juried Art Exhibition, Chester, CT.  “Under Grammy’s Quilt #1 & #2,” Oil & Cold Wax.
2016-  February 7-March 18, 2016 – 72nd Annual Connecticut Artists Exhibition at The Slater Memorial Museum, Norwich, CT . “Melting Away”, Oil & Cold Wax.
2016-  February 11-March 5, 2016 – South County Art Associations Open Juried Show in Kingston, RI.  “Graffiti Cover-Up #2, Oil & Cold Wax.
2016-  March 31 – May 29, 2016 – Valentine H. Zahn Community Gallery at the Middlesex Hospital Shoreline Medical Center in Westbrook, CT.  “Graffiti Cover-Up #1”, Oil & Cold Wax.
2016-  April 8 – April 29, 2016 – Art League of New Britain Juried Exhibition, New Britain, CT. “Graffiti Cover-Up” #1.  Oil & Cold Wax.
2016-  April 15 – June 4, 2016 – Mystic Museum of Art Elected Artist Show.  Mystic, CT. “Remembering Spring’.  Oil & Cold Wax.
2016-  May 4 – May 29, 2016 – Artists’ Cooperative Gallery of Westerly’s 23rd Regional Juried Art Exhibit.  “Cracking Open” and “Waterfalls”.  Oil & Cold Wax.
2016-  May 13 – June 10, 2016 – New Haven Paint & Clay Club’s 115th Annual Juried Exhibition.  “Earth’s Evolution”.  Oil & Cold Wax.  This piece was purchased by the N.H Paint and Clay Club for their Permanent Collection.
2016-  August 5 – September 17, 2016 – Mystic Museum of Art, 60th Regional Show, Mystic, CT.
“It’s All About the Red”, Oil & Cold Wax.
2016-   August 20 – September 23, 2016 – CWA, Connecticut Women Artists’ 86th Annual Juried   Exhibition at The Slater Museum, Norwich, CT.  “Blooming”, Oil & Cold Wax and “Untitled”, Oil & Cold Wax.
2017-  January 28 – March 15, 2017 – Maple & Main Art Gallery, Juried Show, Chester, CT.  “Hotter Than….”, Oil & Cold Wax.  SOLD painting.
2017-  January 22 – March 17, 2017 – The Slater Memorial Museum, Norwich, CT. Juried Show.
”Rising Above It All”, Oil & Cold Wax and “High Energy”, Oil & Cold Wax.
2017-  January 29th – March 19, 2017 – The Mattatuck Museum, Waterbury, CT.  Juried Show.“Cloud Cover”, Oil & Cold Wax.
2017-   March 23-May 20, 2017 – Valentine H. Zahn Gallery at Middlesex Hospital, Juried Show, Westbrook, CT.  “Going Steady”, Oil & Cold Wax.  Third Place.
2017-   March-April, 2017 -Art League of New Britain, New Britain, CT. Juried Show “Mixing up the Blues”, Oil & Cold Wax.
2017-   March 30 -April 30, 2017 –  Mystic Museum of Art, Mystic, CT.  Juried Show, “Melting”, Oil & Cold Wax.
Overall Excellence Award.
2017 – May 3 – May 28, 2017 – Artists’ Cooperative Gallery of Westerly, Westerly, RI, Juried Show 3-paintings accepted.  “Gray Matter; Wild Fires and “Untitled’.
2017 –  July 10- July 30, 2017 – New Haven Paint & Clay Club, New Haven, CT. Juried Show, “Graffiti Cover-Up”, Oil & Cold Wax.
2017 – July 31- August 11, 2017 – The Salmagundi Club, NYC, NY, Juried Non-Member Show,“Blooming, Oil & Cold Wax.
2017 – September 1st – 29th, 2017 – 2017 CWA National Open Juried Show, at The Art Center East, Vernon, CT.  “Child’s Play”  took First Place.
2018-  January 9th – January 26th 2018 – Catharine Lorillard Wolfe National Juried Show, at The National Art Center in NYC.  “Center Stage”, Oil & Cold Wax.
2018-  January 25th – March 31st – Maple & Main Juried Art Exhibition 2018 at The Maple & Main Gallery, Chester, CT.  “Infusion” and “Western Influences”.  Oil & Cold Wax.
2018- January 28th-March 16th 2018 – The 74th Annual Connecticut Artists Exhibition at The     Slater Memorial Museum, Norwich, CT.  “Changing Landscape”, Oil & Cold Wax.
2018-  February 3rd-March 30th 2018 – Invited guest to The Stonington Printmakers Art Show, The Westerly Library, Westerly, RI – “It’s All About the Red”, “Blue Smoke Rising”, Oil & Cold Wax.
2018-  March 25th – May 4th 2018 – CWA 2018 Member’s Juried Show at The Art League of New Britain, CT.  “Infusion” and “Blooming”, Oil & Cold Wax.  “Infusion” took First Place.
2018- May  12th – June 4th 2018 – The 117th New Haven Paint & Clay Clubs Annual Juried Exhibition, New Haven, CT – “Rising Up” and “Blooming” , both Oil & Cold Wax.  “Blooming”  was awarded a prize from Hull’s Art Supply & Framing.
2018 – June 12th –  July 28th, 2018 – The Mystic Museum of Art’s Elected Artist/Member Show, Mystic, CT – The “Tempest” , Oil & Cold Wax.
2018 -June 30th – July 21st 2018 – The Essex Art Association’s Summer Open Exhibition, Essex, CT – “New Beginnings”, Oil & Cold Wax.
2018 – July 9th – August 11th, 2018 – South County Art Association’s 91st Annual Members Exhibition, Kingston, RI – “Love is in the Air”, Oil & Cold Wax.  “Love is in the Air” was given an Honorable Mention.
2018 – July 5th – July 28th, 2018 – The Norwich Art Center Annual Artist Member Exhibit, Norwich, CT – “Constant Static” and “Mixing it Up”, both Oil & Cold Wax.
2018 – July 13 – September 4th, 2018 – The LaGrua Center’s 9th Annual Stonington Artist Show, Stonington, CT – “Oh, the Possibilities”, Oil & Cold Wax.
2018- August 2nd – August 25th, 2018 – Norwich Art Center, Norwich, CT – “Mixing Up the Blues”, Oil & Cold Wax.
2018 – August 6th – August 24th, 2018 – The Salmagundi Club of New York Member Show, NYC – “Graffiti Cover-Up”, Oil & Cold Wax.
2018 –  August 25th – September 15th, 2018 – The Essex Art Association, Essex, CT – “Changing Landscape”, Oil & Cold Wax.  “Changing Landscape” received an award for Best Abstract Painting.
2018 – August 25th – September 23rd, 2018 – Verum Ultimum Art Gallery’s Abstract Catalyst #5, Portland, Oregon – “Blooming”, Oil & Cold Wax.
2018 – August 27th – September 29th, 2018 – Connecticut Woman Artist’s 89th Annual Open Juried Exhibition held in The Barnes-Franklin Gallery at Tunxis Community College, Farmington, CT – “Passion’s Fury”, Oil & Cold Wax.
2018 – September 1st – September 30th, 2018 – New Haven Paint and Clay Club’s Member Show at The Ely Center of Contemporary Art, New Haven, CT – “Rising Above It All”, Oil & Cold Wax.  “Rising Above It All” received one of five Merit Awards as chosen by the Juror, Paul Baylock. These five artists will have their work featured in the NHPCC’s Selected Members Exhibit in 2019.
2018 – November – December 2018 at Mystic Museum of Art’s Holiday Show as well as Norwich Art Center’s Holiday Show.  Both shows are smaller paintings appropriate for gift giving.
2019 – January 11-March 16, 2019 – Slater Museum Annual Juried Members Show, Norwich, CT – “Stormy Weather”, Oil & Cold Wax.
2019 – January 24 – March 9th, 2019 – Mystic Museum of Art, Mystic, CT – Annual Juried Show, Hommage’ – “Blooming”, Oil & Cold Wax.
2019 – February 3 – February 27 – The Chace Gallery, Mandell Jewish Community Center, West Hartford, CT – Solo Show.
2019 – February 22 – Marquee Gallery, New London, CT – “Subconscious Thoughts; Benefit Exhibition” – Blue & Yellow Series included in the show.
2019 – April 6 – May 4, 2019 – Connecticut Women Artists’ Annual Member Show, The Art League of New Britain, New Britain, CT 06052 – “The Big Reveal” and “It’s My Party” were chosen for the show.
2019 – April 17th – May 11, 2019 – The Artists of GalleryOne at The Mill Gallery, Guilford Art Center, Guilford, CT – “Energy Surge”, “Restoration”, “Blooming”, “Nothing Like Yellow” and “Nothing Like Yellow #1” are included in the show.
2019 – May 11 – June 1, 2019 –  The New Haven Paint & Clay Club’s 118th Annual Juried Art Exhibition, at the Creative Arts Workshop, New Haven, CT 06510 – “Graffiti Cover-Up” was chosen for the show.
The Rose Project, Bethesda, Maryland.  1-48” x 48” painting for the Main Lobby, 1-30” x 60” painting for the Main Lobby and 2-diptychs for elevator lobbies. 
 Eastern Connecticut State University.  3-30”x40” paintings for the Student Union Bldg.
 Mr. & Mrs. R. Wells of Florida 1-32” x 42” painting on panel, framed for their home.
 Mr. & Mrs. M. McKee of Georgia 1-32” x 42” painting on panel, framed for their home.