Journal

The diminishing splendour by Lake Lugano

A mysterious glimpse of what used to be a gem of contemporary art collections, hidden in the heart of Europe. This closed-to-public house is a former (one of) home of the Baron Hans Heinrich Thyssen-Bornemisza and his fifth (I think) wife Carmen Cervera. This Villa was home to most glamorous parties and fabulous people, but more importantly – held what […]
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Views from a ferry

In my last trip to lake Como, Italy I found myself truly privileged to have a moment of the lake’s surroundings all to myself. What usually is a highly crowded place with close to impossible to make a photo of a view without someone’s head, hat, hand, wave, roof of a car or similar; now was a place of solitude […]
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Early morning in Pescalo

Current happenings around the world put things into a perspective and you want to spend your time for what you really care for and where you find yourself. The sobriety and sharp freshness of a morning sounds and sunlight is my reality kick, beautiful and fragile. The scene in early morning Pescalo village, near Bellagio in Lombardia, Italy. With a […]
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My art in Bellagio, Italy

Before I even start to share my joy of this amazing point in my life – being represented by a gallery in Bellagio, I’d first like to try to draw a picture of the place I’m talking about. I believe it is important not to feel like a topographic idiot. Allora, opening map to Italy, North of Italy. And then […]
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A woman in a red skirt

Like many, during the lockdown and the time of restrictions imposed for traveling, I tend to my memories and thoughts of travels yet to embark. Thinking about my trip to Italy this summer – one I most probably won’t be able to make (or if I will – it will not be the same as planned). The warm breeze of […]
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Story of a painting from Lake Como

Early morning, town asleep. A woman in a white silk dress, high heels, hair floating in the wind walks lightly down the empty streets of the town. There’s a fresh baguette in her hand and a clutch in the other. Each step synchronized with breathing, taking in the scent of the blooming flowers and that lovely smell of freshly baked […]
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Work in progress

A video glimpse into how a painting happened – How freesies became a painting by Diana Dzene (click here) (sorry, I still need to learn to work in WordPress to be able to insert this video in a user friendly way).
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Summer on Capri, Italy

While in lockdown, I get to dream about my summer vacation 2020 which I will have to post-pone to next (hopefully) year. Three oil paintings (a triptych) done on carton, on a very winter evening in Riga, Latvia. Unlike in the Bible, for me first appeared a woman on Capri, Italy. Thinking if to go for another swim before changing into a […]
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View paintings at your home

The app on #saatchi art online gallery to view works of art on your walls is very cool. It brings in the right dimension and you can see various at once, don’t have to set it up numerous times. I was updating my profile there but this got me, i made millions of photos of other painters artworks on my […]
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The five of Venice

My idea of the The five man of Venice were to portray one of my favorite Venetian Carnival masks – the white face mask in a dark suit. They are grim but something about them seem to be correct, as if they are right to do whatever it is they do in those dark outfits. My idea in the painting […]
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