The spiritual art of Diana Mendoza is a unique blend of European styling and Peruvian arts education. A recipient of the highest award in painting and drawing from the Escuela Nacional de Bellas Artes in Peru, Mendoza focuses on religious imagery through exquisite composition, dramatic texture and dynamic architectural components. Known for her intense work ethic and skillful precision, Mendoza combines gold and silver leaf with oil on canvas. The elaborate, time-consuming process results in sublime imagery that is universally appealing and touches the human spirit. The artist is best known for her renderings of the blessed Madonna, a primary focus of her work. She works in small and large formats, including triptychs and diptychs, in order to appeal to an extensive audience in the United States and abroad. Mendoza is constantly honing her technique and experimenting with new elements of composition and style. She spends countless hours studying new subject matters in order to keep her paintings fresh and appealing. The artist is currently working with a new color palette while staying true to her signature metallic leaf application and textural relief technique. Her most successful piece to date is "The Last Supper," a dramatic image that displays the artist's innate skill in figurative work. The artist has participated in several exhibitions at established arts institutions, including: Casa de la Cultura, Manaos, Brazil; Palacio de Cultura, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil; Instituto Peruano Norteamericano, Lima, Peru; and Galeria Chagall, Lima, Peru. Mendoza will continue to strive for the perfect painting. Like many artists, she feels her work is never finished. Aiming always for perfection, Mendoza will continue to build her body of work, hoping that "the perfect painting" will never come, so she may continue to create and do what she loves.