Dianne Saron at Hope Church Gallery

“Car Light” by Dianne Saron.

The latest exhibit at Hope Church Gallery in Sturgeon Bay features the pastels of local artist Dianne Saron.

Dianne Saron worked primarily in black and white portraiture before moving to Door County in 2001. After the move, she immediately became impressed by the vivid landscapes and stunning natural scenes surrounding her. Saron said, “The breathtaking winter skies that seem to be on fire, or the light as it reflects on water and rocks just beg to be painted.”

While attending art classes taught by Mary Bosman, Saron discovered a new love for pastels to augment her efforts to capture the beauty of the settings. She has since studied with artists Franne Dickinson, Margaret Lockwood, Bonita Budysz, Colette Odya Smith, Nina Weiss, Sandra Place, Emmett Johns and Bonnie Paruch.

Saron is co-chair of the Peninsula School of Art Gallery Committee and is the program chair for the Door County Art League, a member of the Paine Art Center and Gardens in Oshkosh, the Francis Hardy Center for the Arts in Ephraim, and the Miller Art Museum in Sturgeon Bay.

This exhibit will run through the end of February. Hope Church Gallery, located at 141 S. 12th Avenue, is open 9 am – 1 pm Monday through Friday and 9 am – 2 pm Sunday.