Artist

Diana Elena Chelaru
Tappan, New York

 Diana Elena Chelaru uses dotted clusters of color to give a distinct character to outdoor scenes. Her works resemble art made through the technique of pointillism, where the artist places many small dots on the canvas to depict a subject. Nature and the human body oftentimes spark her creativity. She currently lives in New York and finds inspiration in the work of Impressionist artists. Fun fact: she loves hearing about what others see in her paintings, especially if it’s different from her own original vision.

Artist and Customer Comments


Diana Elena Chelaru 12/2/2016 | 2:39 PM

John - Thank you for your comment. Yes, my work is influenced by Klimt's work. Over the years my style was influenced by the Byzantine art's abstract and anti-naturalistic character, Van Gogh's bold and symbolic colors and Klimt's use of decorative patterns and his subject matter.

commentsFallen Angels III (Abezethibou)
J Wilson 12/1/2016 | 8:21 PM

Fallen Angels 3. A very original painting sometimes reminiscent of Gustav Klimt. Surrealistic elements (the sleeper, the "parachute" trees), late evening colours, dreamlike, a "dimension apart". All interesting and eye-catching to make the viewer wonder. - John Wilson

Diana Elena Chelaru 5/16/2013 | 11:22 PM

Thank you so much Larry! Nothing makes me happier then knowing you and your wife enjoy the painting.

commentsCommission For Larry
L RESSLER purchased this artwork. 5/16/2013 | 12:29 PM

Our first commissioned work from an artist and we are very pleased with the outcome. Diana Chelaru's work is extraordinary, she is a truly talented artist. And I believe that she will be a presence within the art world for many years to come. Her use of texture and color is unique and one of a kind.

Diana Elena Chelaru 7/25/2011 | 12:06 AM

Dear Mr Iceton - I am sorry for the delay in getting back to you but I had a full week. I had the opening for a group show here in New York and I am getting ready for a personal show at the end of August. I am really happy to know that you enjoy The Gossipers and if you would like to know more about the painting (I usually have a “back story” for my works)or in general about my art work please let me know. Thank you again for taking the time in getting back to me. Best regards, Diana Chelaru

commentsThe Gossipers
A Iceton purchased this artwork. 7/19/2011 | 9:19 AM

I love it, when I opend the package and took my first look it was as if we were old friends, you are very talented Diana.

Diana Elena Chelaru 1/7/2011 | 9:43 PM

Ms. Garcia - Thank you so much for you appreciation! It means a lot to me. It makes me feel so good to know that once again my work speaks to the viewer. In my work I always emphasize on the color as a significant and unifying element and I always try to find a delicate balance between reality and ideas. Most of my art depicts the human form; I believe that human body is a universal symbol and can communicate a whole variety emotion. Thank you again! Best wishes, Diana

commentsMadame Butterfly
A Garcia purchased this artwork. 1/5/2011 | 6:59 PM

Diana-thank you for creating such a beautiful piece of work that now hangs in our living room. It is the first original painting we have bought and we couldn't be more thrilled. The colors and intricacy are amazing. We look forward to following your career and watching you grow and prosper!

Diana Elena Chelaru 5/30/2010 | 10:16 AM

Mr. O'Connell, I am so happy to hear you enjoy my painting and I thank you for sharing with me your thoughts. Thank you!

commentsSleepy Mood
J O'Connell purchased this artwork. 5/25/2010 | 12:11 PM

HELLO DIANA, NOW THAT IT'S FRAMED AND UP ON OUR WALL, WE LOVE IT EVEN MORE ! AS I TOLD YOU AT THE SHOW THE FIRST THING THAT STRUCK ME WAS THE SIMILARITY (IN MY PERHAPS BIZARRE INTERPRETATION ) TO ROUSSEAU'S SLEEPING GYPSY.THEN YOUR USE OF LIGHT AND SHADOWS STRUCK ME. I BELIEVE YOU ARE TRULY AMAZING, AND WOULD LOVE TO SEE YOU CONTINUE IN THIS GENRE..GOOD LUCK !!! OKIE

UGALLERY 5/21/2010 | 4:13 PM

Here's Diana with the Ugallery team and her work at the Affordable Art Fair in NYC: http://www.flickr.com/photos/ugallery/4598885171/

Diana Elena Chelaru 7/6/2009 | 11:57 PM

Dear LBelle, Thank you so much for your appreciation! It is so nice to know that people enjoy my work. I believe that the uniqueness of an artist incorporates his own sensibilities and personality.

LBelle 7/6/2009 | 5:06 PM

Hi Diana, I love your artwork on the site! I love the sense of movement in the more vibrant pieces and even the more somber, contemplative pieces have a flow of energy. How did you develop your unique style?

Fallen Angels I (Onoskelis)
by DIANA ELENA CHELARU


Acrylic painting on stretched canvas
One-of-a-kind
Signed on front
2016

24" h x 24" w x 1.9" d
3 lbs. 9 oz.

$1,400


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This painting is one of the paintings from the "Fallen Angels" series. Onoskelis is a female fallen angel who lives in caves and perverts men. 

The theme of this series was inspired from certain religions that teach that fallen angels, once pure messengers of God, followed the Devil out of Heaven and unto the Earth in rebellion against the Creator.

In my paintings the fallen angels represent, symbolically, us: people. We could say that most of us are fallen angels, for we appear to be lost people too caught up in our earthly experience. We are ruled by our minds and not our inner being, our awareness, the thinking created by the brain causes us to 'fall' when left to run on its own.

This piece is on a gallery wrapped canvas with finished edges. It comes ready to hang. 

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