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Diana Toma is a Romanian visual artist currently teaching and creating in Atlanta, Georgia. Influenced by the European culture in which she was raised and enriched with American flavor, her style arrived at a unique cross between the elegance of classics and the spontaneity of street art, blending traditional techniques in a contemporary approach. Diana has been engaging with the art community since 1995 participating in numerous art projects, and showcasing her work in over ninety Group Exhibitions and Solo Art Shows. Holding a Master Degree in Fine Arts from the prestigious Romanian University of Art and Design in Cluj-Napoca, Diana is seen as an esteemed professional authority invited to judge and jury art shows, and to speak on behalf of the working artist on open panels. In 2015 she was invited to the The Mayors Office of Cultural Affairs, and at the The Contemporary Museum in Atlanta, Georgia. Same year Diana became the grand prize winner a national contest with over 11,000 submissions sponsored by Michaels Arts & Crafts Stores. Between 2015 and 2017 Diana won a variety of awards, most significant being 2nd place at GWS National. Diana currently teaches painting classes at Spruill Center for the Arts in Atlanta area, and Abernathy Arts Center in Sandy Springs. Her teaching approach focuses on fast, free-flowing painting release, and creative un-blockage. To see her current work visit her usual blog at artbydianatoma.tumblr.com

Fan page: www.facebook.com/ArtByDianaToma

Contact Diana at diana@artbydianatoma.com

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