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SAC & Inside-OUT Gallery featured artist, Diane Novetsky

SAC & Inside-OUT Gallery featured artist, Diane Novetsky

1 Davis Square, Somerville

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“Color provokes a psychic vibration. Color hides a power still unknown but real, which acts on every part of the human body.”~ Wassily Kandinsky


These three vertical, abstract paintings (two single panels and one diptych) reference the natural world; suggesting water, skies and landmasses in a bold, expressionist manner. In my work, I strive to convey the mystery of natural forces—the light and dark spirit of nature—especially the cycles of growth, decay, and regeneration. These paintings are not based on observation, but evolve while responding to what happens in the painting process—color, texture, light and space.

Surface quality and color are my key interests. I mix a variety of mediums with acrylic paint to achieve complex layers of different textural qualities. My paintings describe lush contrasts in transparency and finish, playing gloss surfaces against matt surfaces for dramatic effect.

About the Artist

Diane Novetsky is a Somerville painter and a founding member of the Brickbottom Artists’ Building. She has a studio in the Vernon Street Studios. Her work has been shown widely throughout the region including the Galatea Fine Arts Gallery (where she is a member), Danforth Museum of Art, Tufts Aidekman Gallery, Nave Gallery, New Hampshire Institute of Art and the Boston Convention Center. She is included in many private as well as corporate collections.

Diane is a regular participant in The Somerville Open Studios each May and the Brickbottom Open Studios in November. She is currently planning a two-person show with Boston artist Jo Ann Rothschild for Fall 2017 to be held at the Art Complex Museum in Duxbury.

These are earlier paintings that were especially selected for the Inside-Out Gallery.To see more recent work, please visit

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About the Inside-Out Gallery
Initiated in 2009, The Inside-Out Gallery is located in the CVS Window in Davis Square, a unique space that allows the public to view an eclectic array of works from artists and local organizations each month. The mission of the Somerville Arts Council is to cultivate and celebrate the creative expressions of the Somerville community. Through innovative collaborations and quality programming we work to make the arts an integral part of life reflective of our diverse city.