Dale Najarian received her BFA from Moore College of Art & Design in Philadelphia and worked for over fifteen years as a Graphic Designer and Art Director at
various studios and advertising agencies in New York City, Philadelphia, and Washington DC.
Dale’s new Shadow Series merges the realistic quality of a photograph with the abstract translation of a scene, to depict a dreamlike painting that draws you in.
She is fascinated by the perspective that shadows create, and uses people’s movements to capture the ever changing relationship between dark and light.
Dale began painting in watercolor in 1998 and over the years experimented with other mediums including acrylics, mixed media, and oils. She relocated with her family to Singapore for several years and traveled throughout South East Asia, New Zealand, Australia and China. Dale's photographs taken during this time are a source of inspiration for many of her landscape paintings. Her Koi series is inspired by traditional Chinese brush painting that she studied under a Master Calligrapher while in Singapore. Dale served on the Board of Directors at the Westport Arts Center from 2008-2016 and sat on their Education and Visual Arts Committees while volunteering as a teaching artist at Smilow Cancer Center, Yale New Haven. She is also an active member of the Westport Artists Collective, Greenwich Arts Council and the Cultural Alliance of Fairfield County. Dale paints in her studio in Southern Connecticut and shows her work in gallery exhibitions and juried shows throughout the North East.
Dale strives to be active in the local art community while exploring her own artistic creativity.