Biography and Artwork by the Colombian Painter Diana Francia


The Colombian painter Diana Francia Gomez Ordonez was born in Cali Colombia in the year 1970, from a descendant family of artists, in consequence, she began her passion and closeness with art at painting, since a very young age, in an authentic self-learned matter. Later Diana Francia began her studies in fine arts; therefore, her artistic career in which she has been strongly and continuously participating in a large number of collective and individual art exhibitions.

Her artwork have been exhibited in several countries, such as the United States, Spain, France, Belgium, Italy, Morocco, Mexico, Brazil, Ecuador, Argentina, Chile, and Colombia

Her endless hard work and deepest love for art have made her become an art and cultural manager and is one of the founders of "Kontemporánea Arte Itinerante / Gestión KontemporArte", entities dedicated to arts promoting in her country.

Because her compromises within her work in the social aspect she has been recognized like a benefactor and Godmother in “Los Angeles de Luna foundation”.

Belonging to an important Colombian group of Colombian Painters named: MAI COLOMBIA.

"Diana Francia as a good expressionist on her authenticity continuously has carried over the process of the German George Grosz and Otto Dix, plus the Colombians Angel Loochkartt, Umberto Giangrandi, Carlos Granada, Fabiola Alarcon, Mauricio Achury, Lorenzo Jaramillo, Cesar Correa and Henan Dario Correa with their imprint of Sensuality and eroticism.

"As good night owls. Expressionists advance through the depths of the night, and fill their canvases and papers with worldly stars; who exhibit their mutant faces and their feminine masculine or androgynous spirit, like Birds of prey they see, they capture and extract their spirit."

Fernando Guinard, Director of the museum of art Erotic American.

The artist Diana Francia resides and works in Bogota Colombia, she’s constantly looking for the maturity of her artwork, motivated by her deepest love for art.

Artist Statement

"In the most hidden off my thoughts; I live, feel, dream and desire. Only in my mind, I'm the owner and author of that parallel, ephemeral and disturbing world; in which I intend to translate into the canvas so the viewer can perceive it adequately.
Thru my paintings I want to express among other topics, emotions and mude of the women soul. Reflected in looks, faces, and bodies; some taken from myself some others from my imagination or ambiance. and their different status emotional, moods, sensations, feelings, doubts, and frustrations. Using a figurative expressionist of style with a mixed media painting (technique) with vibrant colors and textures and which allow me to provided them; the strength and fluency that this topic requires”

Self - Taught

I consider myself to be an artistic painter from birth; with long hours of work and discipline. I was born for it! I'm Self-taught because I started from scratch and with a lot of effort, I have been learning and applying each concept that I incorporated in my paintings with an immense desire to move forward each day. Therefore, I have been engaged in certain in effort to improve or optimize my technique in drawing the human figure with renowned Colombian masters. I apply all these within my work with the expressionist style that characterizes me, full of texture and color, which represents my soul and my way to be.
“A wide selection of paintings, striking in their use of color and explains the artist approach and techniques”.

Artwork by the Colombian Painter Diana Francia and Biography


My favorite subjects are religious, portrait, figure, landscapeand abstract. These are paintings, which represent my world and my circumstances, interior or exterior experiences, feelings, places, situations of life that remain in my mind, moments that I wish to capture in the memory, thoughts that I wish to convey to others. All of this reflected through the techniques of artistic painting; oil, acrylic and mixed-media, chock-full of texture, color, and gesture, in a figurative expressionist style with colors and textures that express my emotions and soul states.
Through my paintings, I want to achieve more and more interior freedom and creativity. To make them generally I use canvas, although some are painted on wood. To achieve various shades of colors and textures I use oil and/or acrylic paint or mixed media technique, I use any medium that allows me to highlight my paintings; Using as a technique the painting knife and/or controlled drip of paint on the support used (Art dripping), Letting myself be carried away by the imagination or feeling of the moment. The subject matter that inspires me, comes from my desire to find how to paint certain situations of life among others, taking what is in my mind, trying to incorporate it into the canvas for the observer to receive the proper message