Award-Winning Porcelain Painter and QII London Artistic Director
Diana Monroy was born and educated in South America.
She has lived in Southern California since 1991. Starting at the
age of 5, she would sit and paint with her mother in their painting
room surrounded by palettes of china paints, German brushes, oil
media, and the most exquisite white porcelain would eventually
be hand decorated and fired in their kilns. Growing up for her
meant learning an array of painting techniques, mastering brush
strokes and pen work on a daily basis. By age 12, she had already
participated in competitions, and by age 17, having won several
awards, she made porcelain painting and teaching her way of living.
In the ensuing 20+ years she has continued to develop her artistic
skills and insights through international workshops, seminars and
exhibitions that have won her national recognition as one of the
world's master porcelain painters.
Ms. Monroy possesses a profoundly extensive knowledge of porcelain
art that is more commonly found in the traditional European centers
of porcelain painting rather than in the U.S. This is evidenced
by her depth of knowledge of the traditions and techniques of porcelain
painting used in 18 th /19 th century China and Europe (specifically, Meissen from
Germany, Chelsea from England, and Sevres from
Diana Monroy knows these methods and has the ability
to reproduce many authentic styles. Yet every piece will also be
unique and include something of her own ambience. Diana has used
traditional motifs to develop her own fresh vibrant style resulting
in a unique blend of traditional and contemporary form and design.
She is among the rare few who have the extensive knowledge and
natural talent of the master porcelain painters. Her exceptional
talent as a painter has been recognized through numerous prestigious
All of Ms. Monroy's sinks and other products are individually
hand-painted and kiln-fired in her studio. She devotes the same
quality of craftsmanship and care to all projects, large or small.
By signing each of her works, you are guaranteed a piece of art
with lifetime of satisfaction.
Diana and her husband Georg are the owners of QII London.