With bold brushstrokes, lush colors, and textural elements, Dina D’Argo captures the grace and beauty of her subjects. An animal lover and horsewoman, her focus is on celebrating the bond between ourselves and nature. Dina works mainly in acrylic on canvas, with a refined yet dramatic blend of abstract and representational styles. Her work is full of symbolism and metaphor and visually expresses a deeper meaning beyond the image.
Dina D’Argo began her Fine Art career over 30 years ago, experimenting with a variety of media, participating in group shows and creating commissioned pieces. After earning her degree in Fashion Design in 1993 at FIDM, she began a successful design business in Los Angeles. Her return to painting full time followed a serious horseback riding accident that changed the course of her life and eventually led her to deepen her commitment to her lifelong passion for art. Originally from San Diego County, she spent 6 years on the edge of the Wao Hele O Puna Rainforest in Hawaii before relocating to Tennessee. Her paintings have been featured in galleries and private collections in Hawaii, California, Oregon, Florida, Alabama, Tennessee, Amsterdam, and Jamaica, among other places. Dina now lives near Nashville; when not in the studio she enjoys life with her horses and dogs, and is active in a number of non-profit organizations.
Dina has participated in a variety of art festivals and gallery shows, both in Hawaii and mainland U.S.A. and was recently featured in Horses in Art Magazine. She is represented by galleries and Interior Design showrooms in Tennesee, Hawaii, and Florida.