Diana has studied pastel painting with nationally renowned pastel artist, Jeanne Rosier Smith. She learned unique methods for capturing the color and movement of ocean waves, and special techniques for underpainting which deepen and enrich the finished look of her works. She uses a combination of soft and hard pastels as well as pastel pencils on premium sanded paper. Diana also studied silk painting at the Studio Channel Islands Center in Camarillo, CA learning the French Serti method of outlining designs in various metallic resist colors, then using textile paints or dyes to create a stained glass-like effect. Her abstract designs display different marbled effects using a variety of sea salt grains on wet paint and dyes. Recently she invented a new method of impression dying using actual Nantucket scallop shells, sea stars and beach stones which are dyed right on to the silk.
Delah Brucelli, an Artistic Alchemist, is classically trained and globally experienced as a contemporary realist and abstract painter. Born in the UK, she trained internationally in France, Italy and the UK before working for seven years with four of New York’s prominent contemporary artists. Her current focus is the exploration of the intersection between fine art and new media. Her Photomontage pieces are the resulting combination of her original abstract paintings and photography.