I chose paints and brushes as my words to share my experiences and stories because I believe a successful painting can speak well for me. My name is Diana Yu Johnson. I am a wife, mother, grandmother, and artist. I was born and raised in Taiwan, but now live in the Bay Area. My art journey began about twenty years ago. I love nature, traveling, and the joys of life itself. Inspiration comes easily from those experiences. Often, I paint from my memories, and to me, that's creativity! I am mostly self-taught, with some art lessons from De Anza college and the Fremont Adult Education Programs.Impressionism is my favorite art form. Studying value changes suggesting depth in landscapes, rendering gradations of light and shadows, or mixing up gorgeous color palettes for my next project are my cerebral treats. I am an active member of the Sunnyvale Art Club since 1999. I have won many awards through various art show competitions. Finally, many thanks for your love and support for my art.