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Custom Hand Painted Oil Portraits

Prices start at $3,200 for a 24" x 36" oil of one person, Individual or Family.

Diana Paradise, a portrait artist of considerable skill and talent who has painted the rich and famous, recently relocated to Santa Barbara. 

Her portrait commissions and portfolio have included Billie Jean King, Harold Solomon, Chris Evert, Jack Nicklaus and Santa Barbara’s own Paul Orfalea, founder of Kinko’s.   

Diana graduated from Rice University with a B.A. in history and art history; she continued her studies in design at Woodbury University in Los Angeles and was a Phi Beta Kappa in Art at Thomas Nelson College in Virginia, where she received a second college degree. Further studies have included six European museum trips. 


Diana’s works have been featured and exhibited at: Saks Fifth Avenue in Houston, The American Embassy in Rangoon, Burma, the San Antonio Junior League Gallery, the Houston Public Library, O’Kane Gallery at the University of Houston and Montecito Art Walk 2001. Diana’s work has also been featured in SOUTHWEST ART Magazine. 

Diana paints families, children with pets and people at work or play. Her paintings appear in many private and corporate collections in such far-flung spots as New York, San Francisco, Europe, the West Indies, Mexico, Burma, Los Angeles, Montecito, Colorado, and throughout Texas. 

Diana’s large oil portrait of Kinko's International founder, Paul Orfalea, was unveiled in Hawaii last year to honor his retirement. Diana has a show of oil paintings of Antigua, West Indies, and her oil portraits at Tony Rose Camera Shop, Montecito, California March 1 to April 6, 2002.

She continues to paint clients in Atlanta, Houston, Austin, Santa Barbara as well as other locales.


Contact Information

Diana Paradise | P.O. Box 30040 | Santa Barbara, California 93130-0040 USA  


This page was last updated on 10/06/05.

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