My greatest passion in life is teaching people how to awaken and hone their creative instincts using the fine art techniques of the Great Masters. Each of my students recieves a comprehensive education in academic drawing and painting while being immersed in process of deep creative awakening. These classes are ideal for people interested in learning how to make exquisite art with excellent technique and/or using their techique to express a broad vision to the world.
I recieved a BFA in painting from Mason Gross School of the Arts at Rutgers University in 2012 and studied art privately for 8 years before that. I graduated at the top of my class with the Dean's Choice Award, the highest academic honor for art and recieved many awards for "Best-in-Show" as a featured artist.
I teach out of a private studio located in Chestnut Hill, Philadelphia. View some of my work at dianamaye.com/gallery/
Here is a snipit from my bio on my webbsite as well as a list of exhibitions:
Diana is a performance artist and uses visual media and music together within both sacred and gallery spaces. In 2011 her senior thesis called Lavabis Me featured her own very contemporary arrangement of Allegri’s Miserere at the BFA Thesis show opening, Inner Space. Her work wasfeatured in Sacred Music, Sacred Art 2012- a music and art collaboration- at Christ Church New Brunswick. In 2013 her Metamorphosis series was featured at Prince of Peace Lutheran Church for Sinfonietta Nova. In 2016, Diana collaborated with the choir of St. Paul's Episcopal Church in Chestnut Hill, Philadelphia, on Meditations on the Passion of Christ where she created a series of paintings to compliment and magnify the musical offerings of the choir.
Diana began studying art at the age of 11 in the private studio of Nilufar Rahman. She continued to study with Ms. Rahman through the age of 18. Though Diana feels that her education at Rutgers was vital to her growth as an artist, her formative years in private study with Ms. Rahman were where she learned masterful technique and how to create from the spirit. And, it was the perspective of creating from the heart and spirit that catalyzed Diana to explore a deeper level of study: the works of the Great Masters.
St. Paul's Episcopal Church, Meditations on the Passion of Christ 2016
Sinfonietta Nova, Symphonic Metamorphosis 2013
Mason Gross School of the Arts, Movement 2012
Christ Church New Brunswick, Sacred Music, Sacred Art 2012
Mason Gross School of the Arts, Inner Space 2011
Mason Gross School of the Arts, Water 2010
Mason Gross School of the Arts, Undergraduate Show 2008
Mount Saint Mary Academy, Adam and Eve 2007
Featured Artist, Transitions2011. Rutgers University.
Featured Artist, Inner Space2011. BFA Thesis Show. Rutgers University.
Featured Artist, Water 2010. Rutgers University. Dean's Choice Award
Featured Artist, Undergraduate Show 2009. Rutgers University.
I enjoy being a witness to "the light bulb going off" when my students make a discovery or have a realization about themselves or their work!
This review is about Diana herself. She is an amazing woman with unbounded love and compassion for people and art. I have known her through music for about six years, and couldn't think of a better mentor to teach children how to express themselves through art. Her own artwork is inspiring and thought-provoking. Please bring your children and meet Diana, they will feel much richer in life because of her.