A young girl looks wide-eyed at the viewer, her brows slightly raised and her lips turned down. An expression of unknowing and slight sadness. Part of a series of abstracted portraits exploring the extensive variety of facial expressions. Diana used her signature pattern work to further convey the tone.

- Diana Elena Chelaru


Acrylic, ink and enamel on stretched canvas
Finished white edges
Ready to hang

Signed on front

10" h x 8" w x .5" d
0 lbs. 7 oz.



Diana Elena Chelaru
Tappan, New York

Getting to Know Diana Elena

Romanian-born painter Diana Chelaru’s paintings are colorful and contemporary interpretations of human emotion. For Diana, art is a means of communication. “It is how I express my thoughts, hopes, regrets and joys,” she says. Though she gets great pleasure from applying paint to canvas, it is the expression of emotions that she finds to be most important. Diana’s style is influenced by Byzantine mosaics as well as Gustav Klimt’s subject matter and use of decorative patterns within his compositions. Each artwork is created intuitively, resulting in paintings that speak to the soul.