Artistic expression has been an integral part of Diana's professional and personal life. Her early exposure to art and the encouragement she received from others motivated her to pursue a balance between her creative gifts and achieving her life's goals. Diana Nadal, a native Oregonian, picked up a paint brush at a watercolor class on the veranda of her hotel while on vacation 9 years ago in Hawaii and hasn’t stopped painting! She paints realistically using strong colors on a variety of surfaces including Yupo and AquaBord. Her inspiration comes from her travels, people watching, and her photos of subjects--wine related art, especially wine caves; boats, reflections on water and other surfaces and figurative portraits.