To the Editor:
It is with great sadness that I learned yesterday of the death of Diane Wiseman Linscott on Friday, April 16, of bladder cancer.
Diane was a very fine jazz singer and artist. She had graced many CDs over the years, and also produced encaustic paintings, sculpture, monotypes and wearables. I had the privilege of getting to know Diane better when, at my talk on Judy Garland at the Northeast Harbor Library in 2016, she sang songs Garland sang throughout her career. The standing-room-only crowd that evening thoroughly enjoyed the talk and mini-concert. I also had the privilege of having lunch on several occasions at her Castine home, where she had a separate studio at which she worked on her encaustics and jewelry. She so loved showing people around. My spouse and I even bought a couple of pieces that now hang in our home. To those of you who attended the 2016 talk/concert, please take a few seconds to remember that fine evening a few years ago. She left us much too soon. She will be missed.