Hello, I’m Daria. Welcome to my website!
I received by BFA in studio art from the Cooper Union and my MFA from the University of British Columbia. I have lived in China, Canada, the Philippines, California, Minnesota, New York and Washington. Today I live in a brick house in Nevada with a dog, a lizard, some backyard hens, fish, plants, veggies, flowers, a lot of artwork and my husband and son: home!
A member of the Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators (SCBWI), I was chosen as a mentee in the 2018 SCBWI NV Mentorship Program and as the 3rd place winner of the 2018 SCBWI CA North Central Spring Spirit portfolio showcase. I work as a teaching artist in kindergarten through middle school classrooms.
I love hippie embroidery, plant-human communication, voices in harmony, big open space and mountain lakes, among other things. I also love the play of words and images, and making art specifically for children, because most kids still have one foot in the infinite. Art is a powerful antidote to the limits imposed by grownups through expectations and standardization. I hope that each of my creations conveys a little mystery and a lot of possibility. Take a look and let me know what you see…
Say hello: me @ dariat . xyz
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