Biography

 

I paint outdoors year round. Often some crows will arrive, wanting to be in the picture.

I have been drawing and painting since I was a small child. As a teenager, I studied at the Boston Museum of Fine Art School (summer session), and then attended Hartwick College in Oneonta, NY (B.A. in English Literature, Art Minor). I went on to a career in conservation biology and botany, while still drawing and painting, and worked as a pollination ecologist and forest ecologist.

Since 2008, I have taken classes and workshops with excellent teachers (Louise Bourne, Frank Sullivan, Donald Demers, Jerry Rose, Amy Hosa, Marsha Donahue, Olena Babak; thank you to my teachers!). I have mounted six solo exhibitions, been juried into group shows, and participated in art society exhibitions, galleries, coops and art fairs. My emphasis is on painting and drawing in an ever expanding creative realm. I study this every day even though my attention might be diverted to real world practicalities.

 

I like to paint in remote places. Under the open sky, I focus in on my self-assigned challenge of the day, grateful that once again I can explore what the paint will do in my hands.

I also amuse myself by writing fiction (pen name “A. D. Morel”). Alison’s creative writing blog for insomniacs and aspiring writers is at Writer Manna.

WHERE TO FIND ALISON DIBBLE PAINTINGS IN 2018:

This web site, come back soon and see what’s new. Site by Molly B Designs.

Alison Dibble Fine Art Gallery, Brooklin, Maine, by appointment, 2 0 7  3 5 9 – 4 6 5 9 (leave message) or email dibblepaintings @ gmail dot com. Try to allow some time for communications as I may be off in the wilds painting where there is no cell service.

Tamworth Wet Paint Festival, 2nd annual Plein Air Invitational, Tamworth, New Hampshire — May 7-12, 2018, 6-day paint out with exhibitions and receptions in the evenings. New paintings, on the spot. The artists are excited! The public is invited.

Roux and Cyr International Fine Art Gallery, 48 Free St., Portland, Maine — April 6-30, 2018, “Capturing the Light”, group show juried by Peter Yesis, opening reception Friday April 6 from 5-8 pm.

Schoodic Institute at Acadia National Park, special exhibition, Moore Auditorium, Winter Harbor, Maine — June 12-30, 2018, “Native Bees of Maine”, solo show.

Bangor Art Society events, spring show to be juried by Carl Little, opening reception May 1, 2018. Bangor Public Library, Bangor, Maine; show available through the month of May.

Blue Hill Library, Blue Hill, Maine — Paint the Peninsula, plein air painting and wet paint auction, mid-July, and Peninsula Painters, exhibit and sale to benefit the library, Sept

Lighthouse Arts Center, 86 Main St., Bucksport, ME, open year-round, featuring more than 20 Alison Dibble paintings

VENUES IN 2017 INCLUDED:

North Light Gallery, Millinocket, Maine, end-of-summer exhibit (Sept), operated by fine artist and teacher Marsha Donahue.

Saltwater Artists Gallery, South Bristol, ME, Dibble had more than 20 pieces in the gallery, 202 New Harbor Rd. Open 7 days 10-5 pm Tel. 677-2490

Bangor Art Society, Tarratine Club, Bangor, Maine — Gala Exhibit and “Come as your favorite artist” (March)

Maine State Capitol Building, Augusta, Maine — group show, Maine painters of the Bangor Art Society, curated by Julie Horn (June-Sept)

Blue Hill Library, Blue Hill, Maine — Paint the Peninsula (July), and Peninsula Painters (Sept)

VENUES IN 2016 INCLUDED:

Cynthia Winings Gallery, 24 Parker Point Rd., Blue Hill, ME (Tel. 917 204-4001), Acadia Centennial Exhibition: “The View From Here”; Aug 28 – Oct 9 RECEPTION Aug 28 4-7 pm

Blue Hill Library, Paint the Peninsula, Plein air painting and wet paint auction — third Saturday in July. Auction at 4 pm, 5 Parker Point Rd, Blue Hill, ME 04614 (207) 374-5515.

Deer Isle Artists Association, 15 Main St., Deer Isle, ME, Dibble participates in four shows this year, Open 7 days 10-6 pm

Saltwater Artists Gallery, South Bristol, ME, Dibble had more than 20 pieces in the gallery

Lighthouse Art Center, 86 Main St., Bucksport, ME, opened September 9, 2016

SELECTED OTHER RECENT VENUES:

Blue Hill Library, Blue Hill, Maine, Paint the Peninsula, Plein air painting and wet paint auction July 18, 2015.

Bangor Public Library, Harlow St., Bangor, ME. “The Splendor of Bees” — Solo exhibit. Alison Dibble’s paintings and photos of native wild bees and honey bees at the Stairwell Gallery, Bangor Public Library, Bangor, Maine, March 1-29 2014 End-of-show illustrated talk Mar 29 at 10:00 am.

Coastal Maine Botanical Garden, Boothbay, Maine. “Pollinators, Evolving Miracles” — Alison Dibble’s paintings paired with Amy Campbell’s photos in “Flower Foraging: Bees of Maine” — pictures of native wild bees and honey bees, May 8, 2014, with illustrated talk by Alison Dibble, on exhibit through first week in July.