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Beginning with an interest in art when he was young by drawing cartoons and animals, with particular memories of drawing dinosaurs and other large creatures. He continued to draw through primary school when deciding to study visual art in high school. Having been taught by an experienced artist whilst attending art classes, who noticed a talent and insisted Dario start painting as it was an extension of drawing.

Dario's style is a blend of traditional art techniques with a fresh approach, for modern tastes. Dario prefers to paint subjects as a true representation of their physical appearance, thus honouring the natural beauty found in nature.

Dario is influenced by the old masters and likewise, strives to achieve realism, balance and harmony in his artworks. He is also influenced by masters of modern art, which includes wildlife artists such as Raymond Harris Ching and Robert Bateman. Frank Frazetta's dynamic artworks and Boris Vallejo's skillful renditions have had a great impact on him artistically. Dario has won a number of prizes and has sold artworks in exhibitions and via commissions.

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Education

High School Certificate (2009) - St. Augustine's College
Diploma of Graphic Design (2012) - South Bank Institute of Technology
Bachelor of Education, History, Visual Arts (current) - Griffith University

Exhibitions

Aussie Helpers Art With Benefits - 2014.
Aspects Art Show Goondiwindi - 2014.
Somerset Art Awards - 2015.
Cruelty Free Festival - 2015.
Wildlife Art Society of Australia - various exhibitions.
Melbourne International Flower and Garden Show - 2015, 2016.
Solo Art Exhibition (Inception) - 2016.
Focus on Nature XIV U.S.A - 2016-2017.

Press

Winner of Best International Wildlife Artwork 2018 - Queensland Wildlife Art Society

Influences

Old masters, particularly Italian and Renaissance artists. Academic artists from the 1800's including Jean Leon Gerome, William Adolphe Bouguereau. 21st Century wildlife artists such as Ray Harris-Ching, Robert Bateman, Greg Postle, William T. Cooper, Carl Brenders. James Gurney.

91cm (W) x 70cm (H)
Oil Paint
$1,950
68cm (W) x 85cm (H)
Oil Paint
$800
120cm (W) x 91cm (H)
Acrylic Paint
$750
76cm (W) x 92cm (H)
Oil Paint
$700
91cm (W) x 120cm (H)
Acrylic Paint
$930
54cm (W) x 76cm (H)
Watercolour Paint
$660
42cm (W) x 59.4cm (H)
Drawings
$290
42cm (W) x 59.4cm (H)
Drawings
$290
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