Painter   Anne Diggory

Current and Upcoming Exhibitions


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

Closes May 6th - Viewing with the artist 3-4 pm

Union College - Kelly Adirondack Center 
897 St.David’s Lane, Niskayuna, NY 12309
518 - 388-6305
Hours  for Adirondack Research Library - Monday,Tuesday 10-4 and  Thursday 1-4

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....



Giant Mountain Studio

1094 US Route 9 Schroon Lake NY  

Water's Edge

Anne Diggory: Featured Artist

June and July, 2016

Reception June 18th



  Tuesday, June 28, 2016  

Hague Historical Society - details to follow         

  Presentation: "Artistic Choices, Then and Now " by Anne Diggory

 and artworks on display


           Saturday,  July 30, 2016  3-5  Reception for :
Anne Diggory : Recurring Themes and Places

Valley Artisans Market , Cambridge, NY    July 29-August 17th




Laffer Gallery, Schuylerville, NY 

Two of my works on entrance wall:

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