Diana Chelaru
Art is a means of communication, it is how I express my thoughts, hopes, regrets, and joys. My work uses a visual language of form, color, and line to create a composition that exists independently of references to our world. - Diana Chelaru
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Diana Chelaru was born on April 9, 1979 in Iasi, Romania. The younger of two children, she used to spend holidays with her sister and grandparents on the countryside of Romania. The beauty of nature and life that surrounded always intrigued her. It was very early on in her childhood that she developed a passion for art.

As a young girl, guided by her drawing teacher, she took classes in painting and drawing at the Children’s Palace of Art. Her work was often placed in exhibitions and contests.

Upon finishing secondary school, she attended the “Octav Bancila” high school for art where she spent four years perfecting her skills and taking classes in mural painting, art history, volume studies and sculpture, color studies and drawing.

She graduates high school with a certificate of art which qualified her to work on making and sustaining mural paintings. This certificate led her to continue studying art at “George Enescu” University of Fine Arts, Decorative Arts and Design, Iasi.

It was during this period in her studies when she took part in the restoration intervention on inner mural paintings at the historical monuments of Moldovita Church, Suceava (16th century), Saint Nicolae – Popauti, Botosani and the Memorial House of Vasile Pogor, Iasi. She received her Bachelor’s Degree in Art in June 2004.

In 2005 she got accepted at Queens College for a master in Art History. In 2007 she received her Masters Degree and since then she is pursuing her dream of becoming a successful artist.
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