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Last updated: 5/09/07

What’s New:
Library Exhibit: April 30 – May 31, 2007
Different Views by Beverly Silva and Dianne L. Webb

The April/May 2007 exhibit at the University of Rhode Island Library Gallery is Different Views by Beverly Silva, watercolors, and Dianne L. Webb, oils.

Opening Reception

There will be an opening reception on Sunday, May 6, 2007 from 2:00 - 4:00 p.m.

Beverly Silva   |  Dianne L. Webb

Beverly Silva

My pursuit of art only began about 10 years ago, but has now become such an integral part of my life, I can’t imagine not painting. It has opened my eyes to so much around me; and, when I travel, it’s my sketchbook and paints that I want, rather than my camera.

I enjoy capturing my impressions of the places I visit, and of people engaged in routine activities. It will never be my goal to create an image in exact detail, but rather to get to the heart of my subject and my feelings about it, and to convey to the viewer what it was that inspired me to paint it.

Each piece is a completely new adventure. Very often, the end product is quite unexpected, almost as if it happened in spite of me and my original plans. It is this element of discovery and surprise that makes the creative process so fascinating.


  • Artist Member – Wickford Art Association
  • Artist Member – East Greenwich Art Club
    • Chair of annual show, 2005
  • Associate Member – Art League of Rhode Island


  • Narragansett Art Festival – 2005, 2006
  • VIRTU Art Festival, Westerly – 2006
  • Main Street Stroll, East Greenwich – 2005, 2006
  • The Barn Restaurant, Little Compton, RI – 2006-2007


  • Honorable Mention – East Greenwich Art Club Annual Members Show, 2000
  • Honorable Mention – Rhode Island Watercolor Society, open juried show “Show Us Your Best”, 2006
  • Second Place –  East Greenwich Art Club Annual Members Show, 2006


  • Carole Berren, Michael Dundin, Robin Wiseman, Richard Marthers, Don Andrews, William Heydt, Mike Bryce

Painting trips

  • France (painted in Monet’s Garden), Ireland, Greece, and yearly on Block Island

Contact  401-738-8372

Dianne L. Webb

Dianne began as a self-taught acrylic painter doing primarily decorative art and faux painting. As a result of wanting to accomplish more, Dianne attended Bristol Community College for a basic drawing course. Upon moving to Rhode Island, she visited the Wickford Art Festival for the first time and was subsequently fascinated by oil painting. Dianne then enrolled in oil painting classes and studied under Nancy Scelsa of the Nancy Stephen Gallery & School of Art in East Greenwich. She began teaching acrylic, pastel and egg tempura painting to 6 through 9 year olds at the School and then worked with adult students in oil. Dianne continues to study oil painting under Nancy Scelsa. She has also studied Plien Air with Trish Hurley and E. Principato, glazing techniques with Stephanie Marzella and pastel with Maurice Turcotte.


  • Artist Member – Wickford Art Association
  • Artist Member – East Greenwich Art Club
  • Member – Newport Art Museum
  • Member – Warwick Art Museum


  • Nancy Stephen Gallery & School of Art

  • Wickford Art Association

  • East Greenwich Art Club


  • Honorable Mention – East Greenwich Art Club, Members Show, 2005

  • First Place – East Greenwich Art Club, Members Show, 2006

The Library Gallery is located on the main floor of the University Library, 15 Lippitt Road, Kingston, RI 02881. Library hours are:

Monday-Thursday 8:00 am - midnight
Friday  8:00 am - 8:00 pm
Saturday 10:00 am - 8:00 pm
Sunday 1:00 pm - midnight

AFTER MAY 18, SUMMER HOURS ARE IN EFFECT. Call 401-874-2672 to verify hours.

For more information, please contact Karen Ramsay at 401-874-4625 or

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