After dedicating twenty-three years to being a wife and mother, in 2004, Eleatta Diver's artwork began to occupy more space in her life.
The idea of a dream series came to her. She could imagine herself listening to people tell her about their dreams and she would put their story on canvas. She approached leaders renovating downtown Durham, North Carolina and proposed that she paint a canvas depicting the visions of twelve community leaders.The paintings would be her gift to the city. Durham Dreamers include the sheriff, a local minister, a historical preservationist and hip hop artists .Six of the proposed paintings are complete and have been unveiled. When the paintings are sold, the proceeds will be directed to a new Durham City dream. Once again, Eleatta gives her talents and time in an altruistic manner.
Her expectation is that her "parables of hope" touch the human heart. As people walk through her studio, she inquires, "What is your dream?" The question cracked the crusty exterior of one over-sized, burly man, and he responded, "No one has ever asked me that."
Diligence generates the fulfillment of a dream. As this full-time mom turned artist dedicates herself to her craft and the dreams of others, her stage grows. Her work is displayed and sold in a gallery in Norfolk, Virginia and her list of private clients who want to own their own dream portrait increases.
George Washington Carver once asked God to show him the secrets of the universe. Perceiving God's reply as a no,Carver sensed the direction that God would, however, show him the secrets of the peanut. In that one concentrated laser- like focus of effort, worlds of revelation and discovery were opened to Carver.The subject of dreams are my "peanut". Through painting, the exploration of human hopes and aspirations provides endless opportunities to create visual parables that encourage and inspire.
There's no expiration date on your dreams.