Miami has emerged as a world-class art destination with internationally renowned artists to local legends. One such example is the influential Miami artist Diana “Didi” Contreras.
Didi has painted murals in the Urban Art scene and her artwork can be seen in galleries around the world including the Street Art Gallery in Dubai.
In this interview, we talked about how she got started and her first big break as an artist? How does she continue to find inspiration? and how she developed her unique style.
Didi has exciting plans coming up in the future, creating more artwork and sharing it with the world.
Who is Diana Contreras aka "Didi"
Diana Contreras (b. Peru, 1981) has established herself as an influential Miami artist. From painting murals in the Urban Art scene to exhibiting canvas pieces in galleries, her work has been seen in exhibitions and private collections in several parts of the world including Street Art Dubai Gallery in Dubai.
Contreras's primary medium is oil, and also enjoys experimenting with anything she can get her hands on. From canvas, walls, stickers to shoes, her work embodies femininity and always sets her characters in whimsical portraitures. Her distinct style emerges from her love of classical techniques infused with her passion for illustrations and street murals.
Contreras received her B.S. in Art Education and a Post-Graduate of Art in Education from Florida International University. She also studied abroad in Florence, Italy where she focused on Art History. Additionally, Contreras was enrolled at the Art Students League of New York in New York City.
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