Tucson, AZ | madaras.com
Diana Madaras earned a master’s degree from the University of Arizona in 1977. Before opening her art galleries, she operated a high-profile sports marketing company in Tucson, promoting major sporting events including LPGA and PGA golf tournaments. A month-long painting trip to Greece in 1993 changed her life, prompting her to sell her marketing company and devote her career to painting.
Madaras is president of the nonprofit Art for Animals Foundation, a charity she founded that has raised more than $200,000 to help abused, injured, and orphaned animals. For the past several years, she has concentrated her fund-raising efforts on the Tucson Wildlife Center.
Much in demand for commissioned artwork, Madaras has completed paintings for all the major resorts in Tucson and has created eight paintings for the estate of the former President of Mexico.