Diana Elena Chelaru
Tappan, New York

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.

Too Shy
40" x 16" , acrylic painting
$1,650

On the Dance Floor
25" x 28" , mixed media artwork
$1,400

Solitude
33" x 38" , mixed media artwork
$2,975


A Drop of Light
40" x 16" , acrylic painting
$1,525

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The Blue Room
24" x 24" , acrylic painting
$1,075

Reflection
24" x 28" , acrylic painting
$1,575


Dim Light
36" x 48" , acrylic painting
$3,825

The Choices We Make
34" x 40" , mixed media artwork
$2,975

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Alike
18" x 24" , acrylic painting
$1,125


Fallen Angels I (Onoskelis)
24" x 24" , acrylic painting
$1,450

Afterglow
36" x 48" , acrylic painting
$4,325

The Way I See You
30" x 40" , acrylic painting
$4,000


At the Same Table
20" x 24" , acrylic painting
$1,250

Stand by You
20" x 20" , acrylic painting
$1,050

Hanging Out
18" x 24" , acrylic painting
$1,125


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Fallen Angels IV (Enepsigos)
20" x 20" , acrylic painting
$1,250

Where or When
28" x 22" , acrylic painting
$1,875

Fallen Angel V (Azael)
23" x 20" , acrylic painting
$1,250


Fallen Angels II (Leviathon)
16" x 40" , acrylic painting
$2,225

Broken into Pieces
14" x 18" , acrylic painting
$825

A Sweet Dream
14" x 19" , acrylic painting
$925


Deep Thoughts
18" x 14" , acrylic painting
$800

Move On
24" x 20" , oil painting
$1,550

Les Amies
27" x 25" , oil painting
$1,150


Commission For Larry
24" x 42" , mixed media artwork
$1,850

Nightfall
17" x 24" , mixed media artwork
$675

In the Light
36" x 27" , oil painting
$1,400


Late Autumn
24" x 21" , mixed media artwork
$750

Here Comes Rain
43" x 49" , oil painting
$2,300

Getting Together
23" x 28" , oil painting
$875


Dejeuner sur l'Herbe
30" x 33" , oil painting
$1,200

The Luncheon
28" x 35" , oil painting
$1,500

Dawn
37" x 48" , oil painting
$2,175


Sleepy Mood
37" x 41" , oil painting
$1,975

The Gossipers
27" x 25" , oil painting
$1,200

Madame Butterfly
27" x 64" , oil painting
$2,100


Wild Dance
49" x 34" , oil painting
$1,800

Blue Dance
36" x 28" , oil painting
$1,000


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?