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 and our dog.


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…


Say hello:  me@dariat.xyz


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

California North/Central


MFA in Studio Art, University of British Columbia



BFA in Studio Art, Ethel Cram Memorial Prize for Excellence in Art, The Cooper Union

New York

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