About the Artist / Veronica Diament
I was born in Reno, Nevada where I grew up playing in the Sierra Nevada's. From a young age, I knew I was an artist and in all seasons of my life I worked to further my artistic skills. I love connecting with people and helping others, so I broadened my understanding of human behavior through the University of Nevada, Reno and received a Bachelors of Social Work in 2010. By leveraging all of my education and artistic talents I started working in San Francisco as a staging designer and in house artist in 2013. In 2016 I became a full-time artist. I live and work out of the Sunset District in San Francisco, CA.
About the Art / Synthesizing Flora
Synthesizing Flora is an ongoing body of work dedicated to expressing my visions of plants, color and movement. It is a work of pleasure and joy much like that of a garden. It's purpose is to bring a sense of life, peace, light, growth and common ground to anywhere it is placed. I am constantly finding new plants, seeing new color combinations, and dreaming of composing new pieces of pure joy. It has been my delight to create something beautiful that is growing well beyond what I could have imagined.
About my Studio/ Practice
My studio practice is my craft from start to finish. I build my own canvases by hand from wood cut by my father. My favorite tool that I use in painting is a screen printing tool. I love to create different finishes throughout my paintings, making movement and texture unveil in distinctive angles of light. I paint in layers mixing true/pure pigments next to diluted hues to create vivid contrasting colors. I do not do sketches of any kind, but I draw with my paint brush from my minds eye directly on the canvas as I go. No composition is fully planned, just a premonition of direction and space. I work extremely quickly, usually within 2-4 one hour work sessions I can create large scale works, sometimes while my 5 year old daughter paints and plays at my feet (distractions in my process do not stop me!). My studio practice can be summed up by bursts of work, sprinkled with Instagram story updates, love and teaching art to a tiny human, and devoted hands creating quickly from my visions.