If you live in Miami, you’ve definitely seen Didi’s work on walls! Didi is a local street artist whose work always features gorgeous colors and movement. While her art ranges, her tutu and mermaid girls are some of her most iconic characters on the streets of Wynwood and walls all over Miami. Follow along with Didi for this special inside look and tutorial to create your own mermaid girl! All you need is some paper and paint!
About Diana Contreras:
Diana Contreras (b. Peru, 1981) has established herself as an influential Miami artist. From painting murals in the urban art scene to exhibiting canvas pieces in galleries, her work has been seen in exhibitions and private collections in several parts of the world including Street Art Dubai Gallery in Dubai.
Contreras’ primary medium is oil, and she also enjoys experimenting with anything she can get her hands on. From canvas and walls to stickers and shoes, her work embodies femininity and always sets her characters in whimsical portraitures. Her distinct style emerges from her love of classical techniques infused with her passion for illustrations and street murals.
Contreras received her B.S. in art education and a postgraduate of art in education from Florida International University. She also studied abroad in Florence, Italy, where she focused on art history. Additionally, Contreras was enrolled at the Art Students League of New York in New York City.