Artist Statement:

I am always fascinated with the human story that all of us are living- often untold, sometimes unrecognized, but always significant. My paintings reflect the natural beauty of human emotions. They are a bridge from my imagination to theirs, and although the story I mean to tell may differ from what the viewer ultimately takes away, what is most important is that we have shared the tale.

Elegance and sensuality is combining with spirituality in a contemplative surreal environment. The landscape has an endless yearning, a nostalgic state which, currently looks into the future, expecting a new event to occur. I strive to draw honest and intriguing lines, to investigate the beautiful, as well as the odd, and to illuminate the common in an environment of graphic symbols and layered patterns.

I create a visual dialogue where everything is possible and magic is the queen. Humans, animals, and plants are some of the themes that I use in my drawings, a subtle injection of ambiguity that blurs the gap between the ordinary and the fantastic.

The background of this sub-world appears to be transformed into an innocent children’s fantasy that almost looks like a dream.

When creating a piece, I take what is most personal and assume it is universal. I use my own experiences and emotional responses, and turns them into a narrative work that suggests to the viewer a peek into their own life. The stories I tell are about inner worlds revealed – the things that we are supposed to talk and feel, about our bodies, our families, and our life’s choices

All elements drive my creativity along with a light touch of the paintbrush, feeling of peace and sense of a place. I strive to re-create the peaceful, contemporary landscape in my art to expand upon the beautiful palette that nature provides us.

I appreciate the human form and the emotions within, so I explore acrylic mediums to convey the limitless individuality the human form embodies. I think of my drawings as portraits of a soul, not an actual person–pulling from the universal level instead of our clouded worldly view. They are more than their surface, much like us. They are my perspective and appreciation of who I am and what I know: a woman who embraces passion.

Media Category:

Painting – Acrylic

Website:

http://www.dianaartist.ca