open studio sunday, october 16, 12:00 - 4:00

Last Sunday was a rain-out, but this Sunday looks lovely, so for those of you who couldn't make it, let's try again. Come see the art, the fall garden, and walk the beach. Thanks to those of you that did come last weekend. Saturday was a record turnout and, despite the rain, I appreciated those hard core fans that showed up with enthusiasm on Sunday.

open studio tour May 21 & 22, 10 - 5 daily

The weather's looking good for the Cape Ann Artisans Studio Tour, May 21 & 22, 10 - 5 daily. Come see my new, spring work and take a stroll in our gardens (tip: if you're into birding bring your binocs - the warbler migration is in progress). The new work includes several 'atmospheric' pieces, like Low Tide (previous post), and then there's Good Harbor Water, a playful piece that leans abstract. My dog theme continues with Black, Red and White.Download a tour brochure and map here

Good Harbor Water, 24 x 30, oil on linen, © 2016 Rob Diebboll
Good Harbor Water, 24 x 30, oil on linen, © 2016 Rob Diebboll
Black, Red and White, 20 x 30, oil on linen, © 2016 Rob Diebboll
Black, Red and White, 20 x 30, oil on linen, © 2016 Rob Diebboll

open studio day 1

The studio is cleaned up and ready to show off the work, which I feel really good about - I think it's my best show yet. I usually get 100+ visitors and it's going to be great weather all weekend after last night's rain. Bring it on!

open studio tour update

studio and gardens

studio and gardens

It was a great turnout for day #1 of the open studio tour Saturday, and a beautiful day it was. The gardens got as many complements as the art did and Kim gave several tours outside. It's rainy today with the remnants of Tropical Storm Bill relieving the drought, but I know it's not going to deter the diehards.

Tour Monday

Monday, the final day of the tour, was another beautiful, fall day. Traffic was a little lighter, but the total weekend traffic was great, exceeding the June tour. Thanks to all who made the trip, and to those who could not, remember you can still come anytime, just give me a call ahead. Christmas is coming!

Studio Tour in progress

Had 46 people visit my studio yesterday, including folks from DC, NH, and all over MA. I have my coffee and am ready for more today and tomorrow. The feedback has been great, especially on "Tapestry" (the paint's still drying). Lots of smiles when people step into the studio and look around.

Studio Tour this weekend!


The Cape Ann Artisans Studio Tour is this weekend, Saturday and Sunday, 10:00-5:00. As the Mayor of Gloucester, Carolyn Kirk, just wrote, plan ahead. Find all the info at, including the map, brochure, and info about each artisan, including me. There are 23 studios to visit, so reviewing the artisans ahead of time, selecting your top interests, and planning your route will save you time.

My new studio, at 1 Camborne Way (entrance on South St.), Rockport, will have my new oils, watercolors, prints, and cards. (NOTE: I've moved from my downtown Rockport studio.)

2013 Cape Ann Artisans Studio Tour


I have joined the Cape Ann Artisans group. This means you can visit my studio on the two Studio Tours: June 22, 23 and October 12-14 (Columbus Day). Learn more at You can also visit me anytime by appointment.

In honor of the Cape Ann Artisans 30th Anniversary the Cape Ann Museum will hold a retrospective exhibit, "Cape Ann Artisans at 30", of work by 70 past and present members. For artist demonstrations and related programming, please visit

OPENING RECEPTION Saturday, March 2, 3 - 5 p.m. On view March 2 - May 26

my holiday sale

My first annual holiday sale was Saturday, December 5th, with a break at 3:45 to see Santa arrive on his lobster boat. As part of the annual tradition, Don Thrasher (coincidentally my neighbor, and first on left in photo, on clarinet) and his band serenade the shops with their Swing. It was spectacular. I love this town.

Rockport Holiday Swing Band

Rockport Holiday Swing Band

See the full Rockport Holiday Schedule, through New Years, here: