Ellen Dieter Returns to the Swift

Ellen Dieter Returns to the Swift
The Bay Park Paintings give a beautiful taste of home

Tuesday, March 3, 2015

Ellen Dieter Comes Home with her new show, "On the Street Where you Live: Paintings from Bay Park"

Ellen Dieter has called many places home from France( where her art career started) to Hawaii (where she now spends a lot of time) but for us she's the quintessential San Diego Painter. Ellen has had several Solo Shows with me as curator, starting in the early 2000's, but none has felt more "local" than her latest foray, rendering street scenes from her neighborhood of Bay Park, in the vivid hues of her signature palette. The paintings are a perfect antidote for the recent gray days, with their bold, high contrast blocks of color, and exuberant brushwork.
Many of the paintings, like triptych Erie and Edison (above), are named simply after the street location of the scene. There are nocturnes.....

And broad, sunny avenues
All waiting for Friday Night's opening, which will feature a Gallery Talk by the Artist at 6:30pm. "And does magic pour, out of every door?" Come see for yourself at the Swift.

Ellen Dieter: On the Street Where you Live opens Friday, March 6th from 5-8pm.


  1. There's something immediately dignified about this venue - it is beautifully designed, tasteful, and understated. Went to these comfy event spaces recently, just the right temperature, good food and great experience.

  2. I like all the paintings here but the nocturnals are my favorite