Diane Romanello, born in New York City, is a self-taught artist, whose original oil paintings are characterized by a sense of beauty and romance, inviting the viewer into a serene natural world. Whether depicting landscape paintings consisting of pastel flower gardens lining a promenade, brick lanes leading to lakefronts, or boardwalks, which entice a walk on the beach, her oil paintings suggest the memory of a treasured place.
Diane’s oil paintings blend luxurious, soothing color with sumptuous texture, her brushstrokes evident in every image. Her luminous landscape oil paintings of beach scenes, landscape paintings, gardens and country retreats merge elements of fantasy with realism, accomplished by the artist’s keen sense of light, texture and composition. She savors the intensity of color and calming energy inherent in nature in all her original oil paintings.
She also generously supports charitable organizations through her artwork. She contributed an original oil painting to United Way of Long Island to augment fundraising efforts, as well as donating “Idle Hour” to The McGaw Foundation, a non-profit arts industry endeavor for AIDS prevention, care and cure. In August 2011, Diane is donating an original oil painting to the American Cancer Society – Festive in Flip Flops at the Hamptons, Bridgehampton Tennis and Surf Club.