A Newport working Studio Gallery

55 Bellevue Avenue, Newport RI 02840

Visiting Artist

secret-garden-d-sartorARTIST –  DIANA  SARTOR

Diana is a mixed media artist. She graduated from Hartford Art School, University of Hartford, cum laude with a BFA. She majored in painting working independently with noted artist Paul Zimmerman. Always finding the need to create, her painting became more central in her life with a move to coastal Rhode Island with her husband Richard, fulfilling their dream to live by the water. She began building a network of friends, investigating the local art scene, connecting with fellow artists, taking workshops and eventually built a studio. The creative spark was re-ignited! Her paintings hang in private collections in New York and New England.


Color is one key element in any painting. It is dominant in mine. My mixed media paintings are filled with lush color. Reds, magentas, juicy oranges, rich cobalt blues! The anticipation of sensuous color mixing and mingling on paper is reason enough for me to begin painting.

Organic or abstract, my paintings begin intuitively using artists inks poured on water saturated paper. Watching the bloom of color and the flow as pigment finds its own way around the surface is a delicious starting point. Selected hand painted paper and acrylics complete the puzzle of harmonious design and a finished painting.