Paola Diaz Silva is an artist, illustrator, and painting instructor from St. Petersburg, Russia. Originally from the city of Stavropol, she has always had an affinity for the arts and moved to St. Petersburg after graduating from the Stavropol Art School. There she attended classes at the Department of Monumental Painting at the State Academy of Art and Design.
Paola began her professional career as an artist-animator at the "Mill" Animation Studio, based in St. Petersburg, and then transitioned to focus exclusively on painting.
Her artistic style can be called surrealistic at first glance, however one can find vivid expressionism in many of her art works. It is the style where rational comes together with mysticism and dreams transform into reality.Paola most often works with oil on canvas but in recent years she developed her own unique technique that reflected the evolution of her personal style in the latest series of works "Barcelona. Gaudi. About Life Origin" and "The Angels".
Paola’s works have been showcased in various exhibitions in St. Petersburg, Moscow and Milan, and sold to private collectors throughout Russia and Europe.