Diana Nicosia spent her formative years in Boston where she attended Mass College of Art (merit scholarship), Colby Sawyer College and Wheaton College.  Upon completion of advanced work in a private atelier comprising the Boston School of Realism, Ms. Nicosia moved to Siren land and then to Tuscany.  She currently resides in Boston and southern Florida with frequent visits to Italy.

Nicosia’s new collection of encaustic works, Roman Paradise:  The Garden Series, is inspired by the antique Roman frescoes of Livia Drusilla, wife of Emperor Augustus and mother of Tiberius.  Diana Nicosia’s modern fresco can be gold, pink, red, or blue, but the unnatural texture provides the subject of the painting with an icon-like backdrop, evoking an aloof and timeless atmosphere.