Chicago native Jeanette Diaz is a self-taught artist. She studied Fine Art Photography and design at Columbia College Chicago Her portrait paintings stem from a passion for personal interpretation of beauty itself. She translates her photographic images on to canvas with the vision of a painter. She first documents or captures experiences that have meaning through the lens of her camera and then personalizes these moments fluidly on to her oil paintings, leaving the art to become a vehicle for self-reflection and discovery. Jeanette operates with a passion for the brilliance of color.  Follow @iamjeanettediaz on instagram and twitter.