"Art can give strength. This is proof." Petra, Brookline, MA
photographs do not do it justice
"OH MY GORGEOUSNESS!!!!! Photographs do not do it justice. It is magnificent. Thank you! Looking at this makes me feel so happy- we can see it from most of the main floor and upper floor so we get every angle. The gold leaf is such an incredible addition. You captured it so well. Nothing would have happened at all without your inspiration and incredible gift."
Karen, Colorado Springs, Colorado
The colors are masterfully woven into an intricate tapestry
"I love the magical world of Diana’s paintings. The colors are masterly woven into an intricate tapestry. The scenery is not static. You can almost feel the light wind caressing your skin and see the moving tree branches. Diana’s world is alive. It’s living and breathing, warm, inviting, joyful, serene. It draws you in and leaves a lasting impression", Katerina, Boston, MA
spontaneity, naivete, delicate awkwardness
"This painting reminds me of one the best vacations I had in Italy when I was young, naive and in love. It represents for me everything that youth does: the freedom of expression, spontaneity, naiveté, delicate awkwardness and colorful emotionality." Anna K, Belmont, MA
art can give strength
this is proof
"I feel so grounded when I look at this piece. All the while the wind is blowing in so many directions and there is such fervor in every day these days - but the center is there holding it all together! Art can give strength. This is proof." Petra, Brookline, MA
A simple landscape is anything but
"Diana's distinctive paintings are worldly, lively and inviting. They tell stories through smiling eyes of a woman who immigrated to the United States as a child, carrying a wanderlust that continues to push her to all corners of the world and that is palpable in her nostalgic paintings. Her sense of color and tone rivals that of the Modern Masters. Her compositions flirt with fantasy yet somehow keep two feet planted firmly on the ground. What could be a simple landscape is anything but. They drive the viewer to recall a moment from their own lives - a windy day among friends and cherry blossoms in May or dusk in a foreign city; the evening sky rich with the possibilities of a new place", Caroline, Salem, MA.
I just look at them and exhale, like everything
is ok as long as beauty like this exists in the world
"Diana Stelin is one of the most incredible people and most talented and hard working artists of our time.
Not only is Diana an amazing artist in her own right, she also runs an art academy in which she teaches children and adults how to paint! And it doesn’t stop here, of course. She is a mother and a wife, a daughter, a sister, and a friend.
I am proud to say that after falling in love with Diana’s work, last year I purchased my first piece of original art and it was one by Diana. Even though we live in different states, Diana made the process that I found intimidating super easy and risk free. She let me keep the painting i chose in my home for a while, try it in different rooms in my house, get Diana’s professional opinion via photos I took at different times of day and different light. I could not love my final choice any more than I do."
"I find Diana's paintings very romantic without being overly so. Looking at them makes my heart smile without overwhelming my pancreas and causing an insulin spike by feeling sugary sweet. I just look at them and exhale. Like everything is ok as long as beauty like this exists in this world."
Olga K, Westfield, NJ