My name is Diane Marie Serapiglia. I was born in Toronto, raised in Woodbridge and currently live in Newmarket. I’m married and we have a beautiful son named Nathan who is the heart of our lives. I went to university and graduated with a specialized honours degree in Psychology and Human Resources but I’ve always been interest in art. From a young age I always crafted and created. I dabbled with drawing and sketching and crafts of all kinds, but never really found my passion. I picked up my first paint brush and began painting only 5 years ago. I instantly fell in love with oil painting and the beautiful smoothness of the medium; How it glides across a canvas and can almost melt into the other colours. I watched other artists, read books on art and tried to learn as many techniques as I could so I could developed my own style. Slowly, I learned how to paint mountains, then skies, trees, rivers, eyes, feathers, fur.... And then one day, after many attempts, I painted something that I loved and I knew I would paint for the rest of my life. I have always been mesmerized by nature. Its beauty, its power, and it’s ability to transform our lives. I have tried in all my paintings to capture the light and the darkness. To recreate the essence of nature and all that it evokes in us.