Hello, I'm Daria.
Welcome to my website!
Here are some things that I love:
singing harmony, big open space, hippie embroidery, mountain lakes, poems, puns, plants and animals.
I’ve lived in Chongqing, Vancouver, Manila, Oakland, Los Angeles, Minneapolis, New York City and Seattle. Today I live in the high desert city of Reno with my son.
I make art specifically for children because most kids still have one foot in the infinite, where anything can happen. Art can be a powerful antidote to the limits and standardization imposed by the grownup world. 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…
Many thanks to the following organizations for their support:
Nevada Arts Council
National Endowment for the Arts
SCBWI Mentorship with Kristine Brogno
SCBWI Portfolio Showcase 3rd place winner
MFA in Studio Art, University of British Columbia
BFA in Studio Art, The Cooper Union