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Harvest Gold is on a Roll!

The summer 2018 season has been going so well for Harvest Gold, that we here in the shop just wanted to write up a quick thank you to everyone who has been coming out to our shows and events and making them such fun events!

We had a fantastic turnout for the first Plein Air Painting Session of the summer! Although the clouds were gray and the wind held a wet chill, we had three artists stop by to paint. Kristen Dill, a Bridgtonite who works in bright colors and loose forms; Mary out of Fryeburg who works in watercolor and acrylics; and Renee, a Lovellite up for the summer! We love that several local artists stopped by to paint with us, and we encourage you to come out and paint too! We shall be hosting these plein air sessions every Saturday through August.

Then Harvest Gold Gallery’s 17th Annual Artist Reception and Open House went off without a hitch! The evening was a joyful affair with many artists and fans alike popping by to check out the summer collection. Artists that stopped by include Bill Housley, Ellen Nelson, Sandra Bell, Robin Taylor-Chiarello, Kimberly Crichton, Sandy Crowell, Ayn Male, among others!

We want to thank Severance Lodge Club for preparing for us several delicious hors-d’oeuvres, which were a big hit all night long! We also wanted to thank our staff who ran the behind-the-scenes all evening: these events could not go on without their faithful and hardworking support.

The second summer Plein Air Paint Painting Session happened on Saturday, July 21st, and we are thrilled that both Sandra Bell and Diane Scott stopped by to paint the day away! Warm and sunny, the conditions were perfect for the artists to capture golden honey tones in their artwork.

That same day was Art in the Park in Bridgton, and thanks to the good weather, great art, and friendly folks that wandered through the park all day long the show was one of our most successful to date. 

The next Plein Air Painting Session is this coming Saturday, and will be featuring Varvara Harmon! Stop by to see her work!

Harvest Gold is just filled with joy this summer as we have several new fantastic employees, lots of gorgeous new pieces of art, and friendly customers stopping in every day. We hope this good energy continues on for the rest of the year and we hope to send positive energy in your direction as well. Lots of love and thank you for your continued support!

Plein Air Painter, Diane Scott

Original publish date: Aug. 8th, 2011


Harvest Gold Gallery presents Diane Scott, plein air painter from Chatham New Hampshire.

Plein air oil painter, Diane Scott captures the light of the moment in an everyday scene and makes the canvas come alive.  



  She paints landscapes, urban scenes and seascapes. 


  She is not a photo realist.  Most would describe her work as impressionistic.  At their best, her paintings reflect her excitement in the field through expressive brushwork and heightened color. It’s wonderful to see how the corner of Rt. 16 and Rt. 302 in North Conway becomes magical through Diane’s painting.


  “I try to get a good solid base in the field then I let myself paint a painting.  I have some fun with it.  I like to think of it as having a conversation with the painting, letting it take on a life of it’s own.”


At Herts College of Art and Design in St. Albans, Herts, England is where Diane received her BFA.  She moved from Canada to New England to become a full time painter in 1996.  She lived with her husband for many years in Boston. 


 Eventually they bought a cottage in Chatham.  Now they feel fortunate to call the cottage their full time home.


Scott’s subject matter changes depending on what strikes her as beautiful that day.  Sometimes it will be a grand overlook of Cathedral Ledge or a farmyard with lots of machinery. From cluttered back alleys and scenes of daily life, she can bring things together to create a pleasing pattern on the canvas and capture the essence of Western Maine and Carroll County.

Currently on show at Harvest Gold Gallery there are several local scenes.  One of our favorites is from right here in Lovell, "Still Working" is a portrait of Chandler’s Garage on Rt. 5. 

She loves to paint tractors.  “Little Boy, Big Dreams” has a small child gazing at a huge tractor at the Fryeburg Fair.  

Beauty is all around through Diane’s work.  Come and see for yourself.  Harvest Gold Gallery is open daily, on Rt. 5 in Center Lovell. 207-925-6502 and on the web at www.harvestgoldgallery.com