Meet the Instructor
Lia Dariva Lucinda
Custom Jewelry Designer & Maker
Painter & MultiMedia Artist
Lia Dariva has been a multimedia artist and has been painting for over 20 years. She's been making Jewelry and running several successful businesses for even longer.
She went to Central Technical School, The Art Centre located in downtown Toronto, where she majored in painting, sculpture, printmaking, photography, ceramics, life drawing, and color theory.
At an early age, she was inspired by Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec and Picasso in her hometown of Toronto.
Art was appreciated in her home through daily dinner conversations, and yearly trips to the local art galleries in Toronto.
Her medium is acrylic on canvas, usually consisting of beautiful animals inspired by color, composition, and the tactile strokes of the painting brushes.
The purpose of her pieces is to fund the protection of animals and provide an awareness of the true beauty of their innate loving qualities.
Her private collections include the Dog Collection or Giclees online, the originals only being selectively and privately sold.
You can learn more about her or experience her work through her courses offered here at the Essential Academy, or through her Social Media links on her profile.