Diana Toma is a full-time artist making a living exclusively out of painting related activities. Born and raised in Eastern Europe, Romania, she moved West to NYC in 2006, later on putting down roots in Georgia, Atlanta area. Influenced by the European culture in which she was educated, and enriched with American flavor, her artistic style blends traditional techniques in a contemporary fashion. Holding a Master’s Degree in fine arts from the Romanian University of Art and Design in Cluj-Napoca, Diana has participated since 1995 in over a hundred art exhibitions including eight individual solo art shows. Her paintings have been featured in magazines, online publications, and commissioned for display in public spaces, winning through time an array of awards, such as Michael’s national contest where her painting “Springtime in Paris” won the grand prize from a juried selection of over 11,000 artists submissions. Diana has been a guest interviewed for podcasts and in printed press, and invited to speak on behalf of the working artist on panel discussions. She is an ardent supporter of the art community, volunteering as the demonstration chair for Georgia Watercolor Society, and formerly as the country representative for the USA Chapter of the International Watercolor Society. Diana is also often invited to judge and jury art shows, and to teach painting workshops at art centers within USA and abroad.