Artist Statement

“I began painting in oils in 1973, as my grandmother was an oil painter. It wasn’t long before I was drawn to watercolor. Through the years I have moved often, and worked out of the country. Wherever I was, I studied at local colleges and studied with many fine artists such as Robert E. Wood, Molly Haines-Kohlschreiber, Anne Pierce, and Carla O Connor.

I am passionate about the creative process. The joy in the act of creating itself. Inspired by nature and human nature, with a mix of memories. Giving voice to something that touches me. I prefer working in series, as it encourages development and depth in the subject. The desired affect is a connection to a truth.”


2017 TCA, Self Portrait, Taos, NM Juried
2017 Taos Art Festival, Taos, NM
2017 TCA, Sight Unseen, Taos, NM
2017 Millicent Rogers Museum, Miniature Show, Taos, NM

Juried Shows

2017 TCA, Self Portrait, Taos, NM
2006 Gateway to the Rockies Art Exhibit, CO, Honorable Mention
2006 Artist of Colorado, CO
2000 Matrixarts International
2000 CWA National Competition
2000 North Valley Art League, CA
1999 Society of Western Art, CA, 3rd Place
1999 Mother Lode National, CA

Solo Shows

2007 Art Market, ASLD, Denver CO
2006 Arapahoe Library, CO
2003 Antarctic Art Show, McMurdo Station, Antarctica,” Erebus”
2001 Antarctic Art Show, Raytheon Polar Services, CO.
1999 Paradise Art Center, CA


Art Student League Denver
Butte College, Chico, CA
Shasta College, Redding, CA
Victor Valley College, Victorville, CA
Private Study

Contact Information

Diane Nelson-Scott
P.O. Box 494
Arroyo Hondo, New Mexico 87513

Email: scottdi_art@yahoo.com
303-680-3360 cell