Coinciding with the 27th Annual Waterfront Blues Festival, blues & jazz portraits by Portland artist Diane Russell will be on display Thursday July 3 through Sunday July 6 in the Oregon Ballroom at the Marriott Downtown Waterfront during the Waterfront Blues Festival After Hours concerts.  The Marriott is located at 1401 SW Naito Parkway, Portland, Oregon.

The solo exhibit will feature Diane’s portraits of Linda Hornbuckle, Maceo Parker, Charlie Musslewhite, and other musicians appearing at this year’s festival.  Also featured will be Diane’s recent painting of the Waterfront Blues Festival’s 25th anniversary.

Diane Russell is a Portland artist specializing in oil paintings and pencil drawings using her own photos of blues and jazz musicians for reference.  In addition to being commissioned for the October 2013 Legendary Blues Cruise poster, her work has been featured on the 2007 Legendary Blues Cruise poster, the 2005 WC Handy Awards poster, Northwest Gospel Project’s CD “Heavenly Brother”, and Linda Hornbuckle’s CD “Clearly”.  Diane’s portraits are also on display at Jimmy Mak’s Jazz Club in Portland.

FOR MORE INFORMATION CONTACT: Diane Russell, 503-253-0865,,