Diamond painting provides a relaxing and meditative experience, as well as the satisfaction of creating a true work of art. Indeed, all kits offered on Oraloa are officially licensed with our various artists.
This kit allows you to create a canvas with bewitching colors. Give yourself a moment of relaxation with this simple and fun activity that frees the mind.
The diamond painting is an unfinished product, it is an activity to do yourself, with friends or family, by sticking small "diamonds" on a canvas, the final result will be just extraordinary.
What does your kit contain?
Each kit comes with everything you need to get started!
Born in Buffalo, New York in 1945, Andy has always had a love of art and for creating imaginative lands of well-being. As a boy, he often entertained the neighborhood kids with his clay model cities of unique architectural structures.
Finger-painting in kindergarten was his first and last encounter with formal art training and he still uses this technique today to smooth and blend paint. Andy's love of art and creativity was shared and encouraged by his aunt, a painter and architectural draftsperson. Even though he held such non-art related jobs as steel worker, life insurance salesman, field investigator, car rental manager, and electronic parts salesman, this could not stifle the passion and desire Andy had for pursuing his dream.
At about age thirty, having dabbled in various self-improvement techniques, Andy began to experience dream after dream of incredible lands of peace, beauty, and tranquility where one could skate across the landscape on thin air or soar into the sky to see the splendor below. There was beautiful, unique foliage and incredible architecture. He had many of these dreams, which inspired him to share them with the world through his art. From his dreams he was able to develop his own unique style.
Once his art style was established, he began to mix in his own imagination and experiences. He would see something and immediately transform it into his own original dreamscape style. A glazing technique of layering thin washes of color over another proved to be the best technique to achieve that soft illuminated effect. The colors seem to glow within, enhancing the dreamlike quality. Andy began showing and selling his work gradually at first.
Demand for his art increased to the point where, in 1991, he took the leap to full-time artist and hasn't looked back since. Traveling became an enjoyable way to experience new ideas as well as sell his work. As his travel experiences expanded, so did his palette. He began painting the warm colors of the Arizona red rocks and the cool tropical colors of Maui beaches.
Experiencing new places helped deepen his understanding of life - its harmony, its varied means of expressing beauty, its constant change, and the miracle of underlying energy.
Today, Andy is a signature member of the National Acrylic Painters Association (NAPA) with headquarters in England and a member of the Buffalo Society of Artists. His artwork is well represented in
corporate and private collections in the United States and abroad including GTE, Aero Instruments and Avionics, Armand Castellani (Castellani Art Museum), General Motors, and celebrity artist Peter Max.
Andy's work is constantly evolving, yet always hanging on to that dream-like quality. If asked how he feels about his painting, he would reply, "My dreams have definitely come true!"
How to do Diamond Painting?
Become an artist step by step
Be sure to gradually peel off the protective film from the first work area.
Locate the first symbol in the table you want to work on.
On the side of the canvas, look for the symbol and the corresponding number on the legend.
Identify the color-coded bag of diamonds.
Gently press the tip of the stylus onto the wax.
Place the diamond on the corresponding symbol on the canvas.