Dina Dargo Member Since February 2015 Artist Statement Dina D’Argo Dina’s paintings are about so much more than horses; they are about the struggles and triumphs of life. One doesn’t have to be a horse lover to identify with the universal themes of redemption, strength, and beauty represented in D’Argo’s work. “I paint not just what horses look like, but what they truly are; a legendary, iconic part of our collective unconscious and history. I am forever grateful for the ability to honor them with my work”
Artist Biography With bold brushstrokes, lush colors, and texture, Dina D’Argo captures the grace and beauty of her subjects. An animal lover and horsewoman, her focus is on celebrating the sacred 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 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 the last 6 years on the edge of the Wao Hele O Puna Rainforest in Hawaii. Her paintings have been featured in galleries and private collections in Hawaii, California, Oregon, Amsterdam, and Tennessee, among other places. Dina now lives south of 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 group shows, both in Hawaii and mainland U.S.A. and was recently featured in Horses in Art Magazine (http://.horsesinart.con/current.html). She is represented by Dreams of Paradise Gallery in Hawaii, Midtown Gallery in Nashville, Gabriel's Horn in Gatlinburg, Tennessee, and her own gallery/studio space, Unbridled: Fine Art by Dina D’Argo in Shelbyville, Tennessee. To see more of Dina D’Argo’s work, please visit her website, www. dinadargo.com.