David Diaz works in oil and pastels and currently lives in Annapolis, MD. He received formal training in the public schools of Western Maryland and Frostburg State University; as well as University of Maryland, Towson and Catholic University.

He is an award-winning artist and educator who has taught art in Maryland, in both Allegany and Anne Arundel County, and has worked with students from elementary through middle school, as well as adult education and private lessons. His work is in collections in the United States, Europe, and Asia. David is primarily a plein air painter with a focus on local and regional subjects.   He is Chair of Board of the Mid-Atlantic Plein Air Painters and also President of the board at the Maryland Federation of Art.

“It is often the struggle to apply the emotions you initially had when you first viewed a scene, to the canvas, with fleeting light and time. To me, it is not always about finding the exact color of what you are looking at, but, through paint, finding a way to convey what you feel while you are looking.”