Jorge Diaz’s artwork will be on exhibit at the Chester Library from Nov. 5-26. The opening reception, sponsored by the Chesterfield Center for the Arts Foundation, will be on Saturday, Nov. 5, 3 - 4:30 p.m., in the Maud Hurt Meeting Room in the Chester Library.
“Dazzling Blossoms,” the name of the exhibit, is a collection of oils featuring beautiful interpretations of nature. Jorge Diaz, a Peruvian-born, self-taught artist, began developing his artistry at the age of five drawing landscapes with an unusual devotion in his interpretation, according to his website. It was an immense experience that brought him a profound satisfaction at such a young age. As an adolescent Jorge expanded to paint portraits and still life. At the same time, he also gained considerable experience in equestrian sports.
In 1979 he entered military school and graduated in 1983 as second-lieutenant of the Cavalry, excelling in fencing, jumping horses and shooting. In 1991 Jorge graduated as Systems Engineer. Five years later he retired from the Army as a Major, and migrated to the U.S. to pursue further education. In Nevada, starting over, he held different jobs as a student. In 1999 he moved to Richmond and married. Two years later a providential circumstance in life made Jorge return to his earlier yearning and satisfaction of painting.
He currently works and resides in Richmond with his dearest wife, Trish and delightful daughter, Monika.
He has displayed his work at libraries in Henrico and Chesterfield counties and the city of Richmond.
Diaz is a member of the Tuckahoe Artists Association and the Bon Air Artists Association.