Diane Wiseman Linscott is a multimedia artist whose aesthetic is rooted in the beauty of decay created by the effects of the passage of time. Her work is primarily abstract, often experimental, always thematic and ever on-going through her intensely personal visual narrative.
Her usual format in the various mediums is working in series. Each series is informed by various metaphors and as a forty year lay-student of quantum physics and cognitive science many of her works have to do with the telescopic and microscopic views of those universes.
Her award-winning encaustic paintings, sculpture, monotypes and wearable art have been exhibited in solo gallery and group shows including:
- Center for Maine Contemporary Art, Rockport, Maine
- Castle Hill Gallery, Truro, Massachusetts
- Annual Creators and Collectors Tour, Sarasota, Florida
- LBKCA, Ringling College of Art, Longboat Key, Florida
- L'Attitude Gallery, Boston, Massachusetts
- University of Christ Church, New Zealand
- The Studio at Gulf and Pine, Anna Maria, Florida
- Carnegie Hall Gallery, University of Maine, Orono, Maine
- Turtle Gallery, Deer Isle, Maine
Ms. Linscott came late to her singing career in her early fifties due to a twenty year bout with agoraphobia. She has been performing as Diane Linscott & Company for the last 20 years throughout the country and Mexico. She has recorded ten CDs: her latest, You, in Manhattan with two-time Grammy Award winning jazz pianist, Alan Broadbent, and stellar bassist and drummer respectively, Harvie S, and Eliot Zigmund; and, You Are There, a vocal/guitar album with master LA-based guitarist, Larry Koonse. Check out links to her career as singer/composer.
Beyond her life as a professional artist and musician, Ms Linscott has been active in civic affairs: Director of the University of Maine Foundation; twelve-year member of the University of Maine Development Council; served on the building committee for and member of the Advisory Board for the Collins Center for the Arts; appointed by Governor Curtis to the State of Maine Legislative Compensation Study Committee; spearheaded fundraising efforts for, and initiated through the University of Maine Foundation, the establishment of the endowment fund, Friends of Music; active volunteer for many organizations and charities throughout the community and state; and mentoring.
While working in a broad range of mediums, Ms. Linscott manages to create a distinctive style across her eclectic mix. Each medium informs the other: all is connected and as a lifelong student, she happily follows those connections, continually stretching the boundaries of her art.