Painter   Anne Diggory



November 4-25,   2017

Thinking Big - the Artists of Blue Mountain Gallery

Westbeth Gallery, New York City


4th Annual Upstate Invitational - Diggory, Medina, Serrianne

Oct 22- Nov 27, 2016

Laffer Gallery  96 Broad St, Schuylerville, NY

link to fuller set of images


My works for this exhibition reflect my current fascination with the expressive visual energy of vortexes, whether I am inspired by ones that exist in front of me or whether I am introducing them into a calmer world. 

For me the world does not sit still; even the boulders and fallen trees along a shore suggest change, although at a slower pace. I often use a strong linear element such as a horizon or edge of a lake or field to anchor the curvilinear spinning.  While many of my works respond to the Adirondack Park in upstate New York, I have recently been inspired by locations along the California coast, in my neighborhood in Saratoga Springs and in the clutter of my studio as I decide what to do with my mother’s things.The work varies from 4 inches wide (some plein aire works from my canoe) to an eight foot long piece that bends into a corner.



Saratoga Arts 30th Anniversary Invitational

Sept - Oct  2016

left:  Elm Ascent          right: Split II


Works also currently on display at

Giant Mt Studio, Schroon Lake NY


Silverwood Gallery, Saratoga Springs, NY



Anne Diggory:  Reverberations 
July 29– August 17th, 2016

 Valley Artisans Market , 25 E Main Street, Cambridge, NY

Full set of images LINK 

 The title of the show, Reverberations, refers to the visual and conceptual vibrations created by my deliberate pairings of objects, shapes and patterns. The selected works are from several decades and include paintings and watercolors as well as recent hybrid artworks that incorporate fragments of photography along with painting. Some of the visual duets are between matched pairs of flowers, fruits, buildings and rocks. There are playful juxtapositions of  singular objects with similarly shaped images within paintings such as a ham paired with a painting of a boulder and a seashell paired with a painting of a pine tree. In landscape watercolors, patterns of lines within farm fields resonate with patterns formed by the clouds.




Giant Mountain Studio

1094 US Route 9 Schroon Lake NY  

Water's Edge

Anne Diggory: Featured Artist

June and July, 2016 , some works remaining in August



My work is featured (25 works) in an exhibition called “Water’s Edge.” The show of is already up and will remain so through July, although the display will change as pieces are purchased, so stop in soon if you want to see the whole show. The gallery is in the middle of the town of Schroon Lake (1094 Rte 9), between Exits 27 and 28, about an hour north of Saratoga Springs.

The exhibition includes Adirondack locations portrayed in tiny paintings, mid-size plein-aire paintings and several hybrid pieces that combine painting, photography and digital manipulation. The work was selected mainly from the last five years to fit the shoreline theme. I enjoy playing with ways to connect the visual rhythms of the water, land and sky – sometimes focusing on a complex foreground and other times using the lake as a base for an energetic sky.


  Tuesday, June 28, 2016  -7 pm  

Hague Historical Society

"Artistic Choices at Lake George: Then and Now " by Anne Diggory



 Presentation with artworks on display

Anne Diggory will talk about the relationship of motif to finished work in paintings of Lake George by 19th century artists and in her own work, including the Hague area. Her work has been featured at the Hyde Collection and in Adirondack Life. The Metropolitan Museum Journal recently included her research on John Frederick Kensett’s 19th century paintings of Lake George.   Pictured: on left Asher B Durand, looking south from Hague. Right: Anne Diggory, south from Hague from the Waltonians.



"Anne Diggory: On location in Keene Valley and Lake George"
January 13 - May 6, 2016

Union College - Kelly Adirondack Center 
897 St.David’s Lane, Niskayuna, NY 12309
Installation photos link

      I am exhibiting midsize and small drawings, paintings and hybrids inspired by two locations in the Adirondacks, Keene Valley and Lake George. Documentation at the exhibit will focus on the relationship of the location to the work of art. Several pieces were inspired by my research into the painting locations of 19th century artists who visited the Adirondacks.

      One of the newer pieces in the exhibition was inspired  by the early evening light and lifting ground fog in Keene Valley. Along with many other folks, I pulled over at Marcy Field to watch the ever changing scene. Fortunately I had a full set of paints and canvasses with me.  Ever few minutes the relationships shifted in a continuing dialogue between mountains and clouds.  I started with the sky and then worked as fast as I could. My son-in-law, the photographer Mike Lynch, was driving by and saw me at work - and stopped to take a picture. By then the fog was mostly gone, but I was able to rely on memory, invention and photographs as I finished it in by studio.


The show was hung January 13th, from the works seen in this PDF

I have done over 70 sketches and paintings in each location and this is a selection from available works that will fit in the spaces at the Kelly Adirondack Center. I am working on an online database of all the works, connected to a map....


Laffer Gallery, Schuylerville, NY 

The 4th Annual “Upstate Artists” Juried Group Show - juried by John Van Alstine. 
December 5, 2015 - January 10, 2016    96 Broad Street, Schuylerville NY

Two of my works on entrance wall:

    Three of my hybrid pieces created in 2015  were selected for the show and I was one of three artists (with Russell Serrianne and Janice Medina)  selected as "Best in Show." We will be having an exhibition together in 2016, TBA. To see all of the artwork in the show go to theLaffer Gallery face book page.


Anne Diggory:  From Tabletop to Mountaintop 

Lake Placid Center for the Arts

Aug 21- Sept 19, 2015

A selection of art from the last 15 years inspired by the Adirondacks  


link to artwork in the exhibition


June  through Oct 15, 2015

Seasons of the Battenkill:   Currents & Colors 

Gardenworks       1055 Route 30, Salem  NY

Along with other artists, 16 works on display including fishing scenes from the 1980’s, farm produce and scenes of the 1990’s and current images of the flowing river.


Link to artwork in show


Sept. 17-20, 2015       Arts Attitudes : Featured Artist     

Round Lake Auditorium, Round Lake, NY     


 Malta League of Arts 

Reception: Thursday, Sept.  17  6 - 8:30pm   $20 to support scholarships

A selection of work from 1978 to the present on display. I will give a short presentation about my career at the reception.


July 28 – August 1, 2015   Artist in Residence

at the Adirondack Museum, Blue Mt. Lake NY

              Exhibiting and painting on the grounds 11-3pm

 August  3rd   7pm  Monday night lecture series at the Adirondack Museum  

“Painting the Adirondacks with Artistic License: Then and Now

     ”   In an exploration of the creative process, I will present my ongoing research into the relationship of motif to finished work in 19th century paintings of the Adirondacks and in my own work.

Blog on Adirondack Art History: 


July 1 – 27, 2015       Art@the Lake , Lake George Arts Project    

Exhibting one very large painting of Roger's Rock and a group of smaller works.


link to artwork in show


July 2, 2015     Lecture, Exhibition & Party


Benefit in Hulett's Landing, Lake George, NY


Cocktails at 6pm on the porch of an 1880 Great Camp (Bluff Head)


7 pm Painting Lake George with Artistic License: Then and Now


In an exploration of the creative process, Diggory will present her ongoing research into the relationship of motif to finished work in 19th century paintings of Lake George by John Frederick Kensett, other 19th century artists and in her own work. 


article about event: Link


Blue Mountain Gallery

530 W. 25th Street

New York , NY 10001

Anne Diggory :  biOcular

March 24 - April 18, 2015

Hybrid media combining painting and photography in urban and Adirondack landscapes

as well as the clutter of everyday living

Online Catalogue

Blue Mountain Gallery presents biOcular, an exhibition by Anne Diggory that includes hybrid works combining photography and painting in urban and Adirondack landscapes as well as the clutter of everyday living.  The exhibition presents paired mediums, doubled objects, paired compositions, Paris in both light and dark, and a large work with two canvases joined at a corner.

For Diggory’s recent exhibition, Hybrid Visions, at The Hyde Collection in Glens Falls, NY, the curator Erin Coe wrote :

“While many contemporary artists employ the tools of digital technology to alter photographic images, Diggory stands out for using photography and Photoshop as the catalyst for painting. With each layer of actual painting, photography, reproduced paint and digital manipulation, she simulates the experience of shifting vision and investigates the complexities and nuances of visual truth. On the surface these works appear to be steeped in the tradition of American landscape painting; in actuality, they challenge these conventions, revealing an artist who is deeply engaged with the cultural landscape of the past and present.”

Several Lake George images were inspired by Diggory’s research for an essay on the painting locations of the 19th century painter, John Frederick Kensett, which was published in the December 2014 Metropolitan Museum Journal.

In an essay about Diggory’s hybrid work for the March/April (2015) issue of Adirondack Life Magazine, the poet Jay Rogoff describes  her hybrid approach as “startling and disorienting, as well as beautiful,” with “mysterious, absorbing blends.”



The View,  Old Forge NY

Group Exhibition

Adirondack Life Photography: A Celebration of Iconic Images

Feb. 24 - April 15 2015

Coinciding with the release of the 2015 Adirondack Life Photography issue, View is very happy to partner with the magazine in presenting highlights from the year's issue (March/April) . The exhibition features iconic images of the Adirondack park from the area’s top photographers.

The issue of the magazine includes an essay by poet Jay Rogoff about Anne Diggory's hybrid Adirondack work. Link to article


Group Exhibition: Black And White

Lake Placid Center for the Arts

Jan. 30 - March 1, 2015

Blockout   acrylic on panel 20x20"


The Hyde Collection

 161 Warren Street

Glens Falls NY

Anne Diggory: Hybrid Visions

September 28, 2014 - January 04, 2015

 2 pm Oct. 19th  Lecture by Anne Diggory:

Painting Lake George with Artistic License:  Then and Now 

Artistic Choices in the work of 19th century painter John Frederick Kensett and my own work.

Part of the lecture will be about the research behind the article recently published in the Metropolitan Museum Journal (link here)

Article about Anne, her studio and the exhibition in the fall issue of Saratoga Living

Link here


On-line catalog of Hybrid Visions:


Sunday Oct 12th and Sunday Dec 14th  2-4 pm, informally

Anne Diggory will be at The Hyde

(these dates are part of the free "Second Sundays")

The exhibition will feature recent work by the artist Anne Diggory. Her new works expolore "hybrid media," a multi-layered process combining sections of photography and painting. The resulting disruptions of the surface convey the energy of Diggory's response to dynamic subject matter. The exhibition will feature a selection of her dramatic landscapes that juxtapose moving water and changing skies against the seeming permanence of the land. A resident of Saratoga Springs, New York, Diggory is known for her fresh approach to the Adirondack landscape. 

On Oct 19th at 2 pm, Anne Diggory will present her ongoing research into the relationship of motif to finished work in the paintings of 19th century artist John Frederick Kensett at Lake George. She has been paddling and boating around the lake during the last 10 years in search of Kensett’s painting locations, photographing what inspired him and creating her own artworks, which will also be a part of the presentation. Her research into the painting location of Kensett’s iconic “Lake George, 1869,” was recently published in the Metropolitan Museum Journal, in an article that corrects their catalogue by moving the location from Crown Island to the eastern side of Homer Point. Her research both corrects the misconception that he altered the topography and clarifies what artistic choices he did make to convey the drama of light on the landforms at the lake.(Link to article) In the creation of her own works based on the same locations she became more aware of the effect of the conventions of 19th century and contemporary art.





The Adirondack Museum

Blue Mt. Lake, NY

July 31 - Aug 3, 2014

images from previous year's residency on the left, from 2014 on the right.




What the Trees Say: Saratoga's Changing Treescapes

Anne Diggory -- Artwork from 1977-2013

TREEaction Exhibit ends Nov 27th, 2013

     Spring Street Gallery, Saratoga Springs, NY

                            online catalogue and Blog:




Paintings of Ireland

Celtic Treasures 

456 Broadway, Saratoga Springs, NY  583-9452

Four paintings are on display from my 1996 trip to Ireland.

On my facebook page I have posted most of the paintings based on that trip           Link here.





Anne Diggory:  Turbulence

        January 3-28, 2012     

Blue Mountain Gallery 

530 West 25th Street  4th Fl.

New York, NY


Link to works in exhibition

Links to blogs about the exhibit:

Blue Mountain Gallery presents Turbulence, an exhibition by Anne Diggory that includes recent paintings and mixed media works with dynamic instability in motif and medium. The turbulence, from slight to extreme, occurs in waters, skies and tabletop arrangements. Hybrid works combine sections of photography and painting in a multi-layered process. In these, the surface of the artwork is disturbed by the abrupt and gradual transitions between modes of representation. Further disruptions, slightly tempered by stable horizons, occur with deep spaces, off-kilter compositions and irregular perimeters that energize the work. 

The signature piece of the show, "Stop-time: the Fish Creek Blues," was created for an exhibition honoring Louis Armstrong and improvisation. The stop-time musical format used by Armstrong employs a rhythm that is set by the percussion and then pulls back to allow space for the solo. To evoke that musical structure, Diggory inserted her manipulated photo of the rhythmical bridge into a digitized version of a plein air painting of the swirls of water created by the vertical stick measuring the flood level. She then continued to paint on the printed version to bring out the dramatic solo of the ever expanding swirls.

Diggory began one group of works in the exhibition while she was the artist in residence at the Adirondack Museum in Blue Mountain Lake, NY.  Another group is based on sojourns at the beaches of Long Island and South Carolina.  Several Lake George images were inspired by her research on the painting locations of the 19th century painter, John Frederick Kensett.

Anne Diggory has painted out of her studio in Saratoga Springs, New York, for over 30 years and has been featured in Adirondack Life, American Artist Magazine, and The New York Times. She is known for her combination of carefully observed detail with expressive painting and strong abstract structure – an outgrowth of education at Yale and Indiana University and many years of exploring and painting the natural world.











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