Early in life, Diana Durantel was attracted to strong colors in flowers, sunsets or the changing seasons. These colors were a welcome sign of life for her, and she began to paint them.
Diana's gift for mathematics inspired her to get a Master's degree in Mathematics at the University "Al.I.Cuza" Iasi in Romania, followed by an Engineering Diploma at Ecole Polytechnique (X96) in France, and a Master's degree in Mathematics Applied to Finance at the University of Paris VI.
It was during this time her “Impressionist”-like style, of leaving the stroke of the brush full of color on the canvas, began to surface.
"Fire Dance", acrylic on canvas
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. She draws her inspiration from contemplation and her emotions, 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…”