Diana Durantel is a self-taught painting artist.
Early in life, she was attracted to strong colors in flowers, sunsets or the changing seasons. These colors were a welcome sign of life and of presence of God for her, and she began to paint them.
Diana's gift for mathematics inspired her to get a Master's degree in Mathematics followed by an Engineering Diploma at Ecole Polytechnique in France, and a Master's degree in Mathematics Applied to Finance.
It was during this time her “Impressionist”-like style began to surface. Diana began to exhibit her work privately and publicly in New York in 2002. Today she paints the bloom of life carried by the light and the movement of colors. Her favorite topics are the light, the water and the fire, as symbols and images of the Holy Spirit. She draws her inspiration from contemplation and her faith, expressing the joy and hope made manifest by the gift of each day.
“I would like my paintings to be a window revealing the joy, the hope, and the life flowing from the colorful Creation ...”