Hi! I’m Diana and I see the Arts as an opportunity to touch, move and inspire others. Born and raised in a beautiful South-East European country: Romania, I’ve been traveling the world and I am now located in luscious Atlanta, Georgia with my two artistic inclined daughters. 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 communion with another’s essence, for 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 art lovers 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 free of charge 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 commission a custom painting, contact me via email here.
Holding a Master’s Degree in Fine Arts from the prestigious Romanian University of Art and Design in Cluj-Napoca, Diana has been engaging with the art community since 1995 showcasing her work in over a hundred international group exhibitions and eight solo art shows. Diana is often invited to judge and jury art shows and to speak on behalf of the working artist on open panels, such as The Mayor’s Office of Cultural Affairs, and at The Contemporary Museum in Atlanta, Georgia. Between 1995 and 2021 Diana won an array of awards locally as well as on an international level. Her artworks have been showcased in art magazines, billboards, and acquired by corporations to be displayed in public spaces. Diana is the demonstration chair for Georgia Watercolor Society and the former IWS USA branch president of the International Watercolor Society. Diana also teaches painting classes for adults in the Atlanta area and at art centers within the US and abroad. Her teaching approach focuses on fast, free-flowing painting release, and creative un-blockage.