Hi! I’m Diana and I see the Arts as an opportunity to touch, move and inspire others. I am an award winning artist, and I hold a Master Degree in Fine Arts. Born and raised in a beautiful South-East European country, Romania, I’ve been traveling the world and am now currently located in vibrant Atlanta, Georgia. I love to explore with watercolors, oils and acrylics, looking to depict the emotional aspect of my subjects. When looking at my paintings ask yourself these questions: if you could imagine yourself within the artwork, what sounds would you hear? How would you feel? What would you be?
My whole life gravitates around creating art. I am fascinated with observing unassuming moments, and I paint portraits of such instants, whether it’s people, places or instances. My subjects are an opportunity to witness and capture the uniqueness of being: a quick fluttering in time at the juncture of attention and intent. When observing wholeheartedly, I relate. I experience a communion with another’s essence – there is profound meaning to be found in that place where we overlap. My paintings are glimpses of such extraOrdinary moments, created with the intent to bring about a sense of wonder and engage the viewer at an emotional level.
Alongside my studio work I’ve been engaging the local community by teaching painting classes and workshops for adults, in a quest to empower participants to become fully self expressed. My goal as a teacher is to facilitate transforming one’s perception of themselves by uncovering beautiful images of the self through painting. On October 1st, 2017 I started documenting my painting process via Live Facebook videos. The goal is to surrender to play, while quieting the critique voice. I am offering these videos to my community to inspire others to take on painting as a way to feed the creative self. You may follow and access these daily painting videos on my youtube channel @ArtByDianaToma
I invite you to reach out to me with any questions. You may also connect with me via Facebook @ www.facebook.com/DianaTomaArtist
If you would like to purchase a painting, contact me via email here.