I am Diana Gross Antonini. I was the first of four children born to creative parents. Although, they were in medicine both my mother and father were artistic. We lived in Asheville, NC, which now has a thriving art community. When we were young, my mother took up painting and my father dabbled in a little carving and painting.
As a youth, I loved to draw and eventually did pencil drawings then pen and ink. Some of my influences were 60's icons.
I love art, architecture and have a degree in design. When I was in school for design, we learned very precise techniques for drafting and perspectives. I became a stickler for exactness. About ten years ago, I started painting mostly flowers and landscape. Then I was too busy with my work at Delta Air Lines to continue.
We moved to Southern California in 2011 and I started painting classes. The instructor was an abstract artist, and the first class I attended, I asked "what shall I paint" and she said "whatever you want". I had no idea. But that is how I started in abstract art.
I am drawn to rhythm, movement, balance and color. I am, always, wanting to learn techniques. I love to watch others work and draw inspiration from many artist's works.
Diana Gross Antonini