My whole life gravitates around creating art. I am fascinated with observing every day 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 places 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 with the local community by teaching painting classes and workshops for adults, in a quest to move, touch and inspire the participants. 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
If you would like to purchase a painting, contact me via email here.