About the Artist

A self-taught, published artist, Dina enjoys working in a wide variety of art media, specializing in colored pencil and watercolor. Her commissioned portraits can be found in private collections across the US, as well as in Canada, Germany and the UK. She has also worked for over 18 years as a brand ambassador, licensed artist and educator in the paper crafts industry. Her rubber stamp designs are purchased by crafters worldwide through Impression Obsession. She is the Artist in Residence at Splitcoaststampers.com, curating and creating craft tutorials and co-editing a weekly newsletter that reaches over 170,000 readers. Her personal blog is a resource for creative inspiration as well as product reviews for the discerning crafter.

Dina works from home in rural Warsaw, MO, where she lives with her husband, their 4 teenage children, and a hyper-but-loyal mastiff mix. Her online store includes items featuring her artwork (prints, notecards, pendants) as well as handmade beads and jewelry designs. She has taught colored pencil workshops regularly at Hobby Lobby in Sedalia, MO and is passionate about promoting local artisans and art events via her Benton County Arts Facebook group, the BCA website, and the Benton County art show committee.

When she's not working on a creative project, you might find her in the kitchen, at the piano, reorganizing craft supplies, or outside with her camera. Dina loves Winnie the Pooh, fun socks, and good grammar.