A big thank you to Ken Boddie and the Channel 6 team for doing this segment on my Dr. John album cover artwork! This is part of the “Where We Live” series, which focuses on all things local. Check out the video! https://www.koin.com/news/portland/portland-artist-does-cover-for-dr-johns-last-album
I am so honored to have been commissioned to create the cover artwork for Dr. John’s new posthumous album, “Things Happen That Way”. The album was in the works at the time Dr. John passed away three years ago, and it just came out last month. It is so exciting to be a part of it! Read more about it on Dr. John’s website, https://nitetripper.com.
My mom, Victoria, passed away on August 29th, just four days before her 94th birthday. She was a wonderful artist, and specialized in portraiture, still life, and creating whimsical characters and subjects, both from life and from her imagination. She loved all of the arts, including dance, music, theater, and literature, and she shared that love with her family and friends. Mom found beauty everywhere, and will be remembered as a woman of grace, kindness, and generosity. Her artwork has been archived on her website for everyone to see at https://www.victoriasrussell.com/. I love you, mom, and I’m forever grateful for the gift of art that you gave me.
Yehi zichra baruch “May her memory be a blessing”
I am thrilled that Covid Blues has received the First Place Award from the Oil Painters of America’s Spring Online Show! Visit the Oil Painters of America website to see all of the award winning artwork: https://www.oilpaintersofamerica.com/awardees/?show_id=40565 Prints of this painting are available! To read about the painting or to purchase prints, visit https://www.dianerussell.net/portfolio/covid-blues/
I am very honored to have received the Certificate of Merit Award at the prestigious NY Figurative Show at the Salmagundi Club in NYC! The show was held in January 2022, and even though I wasn’t able to travel to the reception, my painting traveled there! Below are the photos from the beautiful space that it was hanging in. For more information on the show and to see all the award winning artwork, visit the Salmagundi website: https://salmagundi.org/2022-scny-figurative/
To read about the painting or to purchase a print, visit my painting page: https://www.dianerussell.net/portfolio/covid-blues/
I’m thrilled that my painting “Covid Blues” has been selected as a finalist in the Portrait Society of America’s Members Only Competition in the “Outside the Box” category! This is the second year in a row that I’ve had a painting place as a finalist in this national competition, and it’s the 4th award for “Covid Blues”! The 60 winners in this category can be seen on the Portrait Society’s Facebook page, and it’s an honor to be included with all of these amazing artists! https://www.facebook.com/portraitsociety/posts/272168508268484
Prints of “Covid Blues” are available! https://www.dianerussell.net/portfolio/covid-blues/
BEST OF SHOW! And PEOPLE’S CHOICE! Oregon Society of Artists Fall Juried Show 2021!
I am very honored that Covid Blues has received the Best of Show award at the Oregon Society of Artists Fall Juried Show! And the People’s Choice award too! Thank you to everyone at the OSA and to Aimee Erickson, the juror and amazingly talented artist! The show is up until September 25th at the Oregon Society of Artists, 2185 SW Park Place, Portland. https://www.osagallery.org/2021-fall-oil-based-media-show
Prints of this painting are available! https://www.dianerussell.net/portfolio/covid-blues/
I am thrilled to share that my painting of Trombone Shorty was selected as a Finalist in the Portrait Society of America’s Members Only Competition in the “Outside the Box” category! This is a such a sweet achievement for me, since I have been entering this national competition for the past fifteen years! The 45 winners in this category can be seen on the Portrait Society Facebook Page, and I have to say it is so cool to finally see one of my paintings included with all of these wonderful artists! https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?vanity=portraitsociety&set=a.10158915631467429
Prints of this painting can be found on my Jazz & Blues paintings page: https://www.dianerussell.net/portfolio/trombone-shorty-2/
I am pleased to have created my first YouTube video as part of the 2020 Virtual Portland Open Studios! And check out my Instagram live talk from October 17, 2020. I will take you on a tour of my gallery of paintings and drawings, and will have a special selection of small 8×10 original drawings available for sale. I will also be able to answer your questions, so feel free to contact me! My Instagram link is https://www.instagram.com/dianerussellart/. For more information on the virtual tour, visit the Portland Open Studios website, https://portlandopenstudios.com/. (Video editing by Liana Kramer and Motaz Hussein.)