Born in 1978 in Bulgaria, Diana has been based in Scotland since 2011. In 2003 she graduated from National Academy of Arts-Sophia, Bulgaria and gained a Master’s degree in restoration and conservation of paintings and orthodox icons. Diana is from a family of artists and painting has been part of her life as long as she can remember. She started exhibiting In 1995, when she was 17 years old, collaborated in collective and solo exhibitions in Bulgaria. In BG, she worked full time as a museum conservator and as a part time set designer for film, movie productions, but painting was always a part of her life all the time. She has artworks in private collections in Bulgaria, UK, USA
She has lived in Edinburgh since 2011 and has continued in her art career.
“The light, the colour and magic in the current moment are inspirations in my art. I find exciting to provoke the audience’s imagination to see a story and feel emotions when looking at the painting. Light, colour, nature, metaphor, mood, and emotion – these are some key words in my art themes. I focus on landscapes, cityscapes in my watercolor works and I like to mix the reality and fantasy world in the acrylic paintings. Acrylic pouring technique is something I recently discovered. Combining pouring and detailed realistic painting together is something I really enjoy. The result of it is unique and constantly provokes my interest for new stories in my paintings. This technique is hard to control and predict exactly the final result of pouring. But this combination of accidental and controlled result I find interesting and exciting.”