Never one to take the easy way out, Dianne Panarelli Miller studied art for 10 years in college, private classes and ateliers and has painted tirelessly for 20 more years to develop her craft. Not wanting to paint like anyone else she worked hard to paint in her own voice from life and not photographs. Enduring long hours, bartending for 17 years and bringing up her daughter, Dianne still managed to paint full time. Her work proves that hard work with her versatile stunning and very real artwork.
Dianne was born in Quincy, Massachusetts in 1961. After graduating Braintree High School, she received a diploma at Vesper George College of Art in 1982. There she met and later studied intensively with Robert Cormier until she began at the R. H. Ives Gammel Atelier established by Cormier and Robert Douglas Hunter in Gammel's honor. She studied the traditional way to paint, in the "Boston Tradition", full time year round for five years. David Lowery and Robert Moore were also included in the roster of impressive teachers.
While studying at the Atelier and being surrounded by the art galleries of Newbury Street and museums of Boston, she discovered the type of artist she wanted to be and began her quest to be one.
Dianne has received many awards locally and nationally in the thirty years she has been painting and is represented in many fine galleries as well as in hundreds of private collections. This year her most recent award is "January" for her Oil Painting "Family Ski" at the annual Calendar Contest at the North River Art Association!
She is well known on the South Shore and is a signature member of the New England Plein Air Painters and has the distinguished honor to be awarded "Copley Master" at the Copley Society in Boston. She is also a member of the Portrait Society of America and Oil Painters of America.
She is comfortable doing portraits and landscapes as well as murals and cityscapes. Painting full time, she accepts the challenges each subject brings with excitement and vitality.
For the past 4 years she has been dealing with a recurring injury in her neck from painting; proof of her dedication to painting every day. Last summer, life dealt another bump in the road with a staph infection in her painting hand. After almost loosing a finger, she has bounced back with an even deeper work ethic. Life is short!!!
Dianne easily translates her knowledge to her students in one of her informative academic classes.
In January 2006, Dianne was part of a group show featuring winter scenes. Click 'here' to view the show.
In January 2010, Dianne had a solo exhibition at our Gallery. Click 'here' to view her show.
In October 2011, Dianne had another solo exhibition at our Gallery. Click 'here' to view her show.
Dianne was part of our 10th anniversary show in February 2012. View images 'here'.
In October 2012, Dianne had another solo exhibition at our Gallery. Click 'here' to view her show.
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