Born April 21, 1948 in Rome, Dario started to sketch as a very young child. At the age of six, his talent for art was encouraged with the gift of a small set of watercolors from an uncle, himself a painter. When he was 14, Dario was bedridden with a kidney ailment for three months, and his father gave him his first oil paints to cheer him up. As soon as he began to work with them. there was a sense of familiarity, of being able to easily express himself in this medium. This experience influenced him profoundly to continue with his art.After graduating with honors from an industrial design course, Dario spent time concentrating on painting in the classical style, mostly still lifes. In 1967 he entered his first art competition in Norma, Italy. Dario was the youngest participant to receive awards, and was praised by the judges for his excellent work.Dario continues to exhibit his art at various galleries in San Francisco, Laguna Beach, Aspen, Las Vegas, and Hawaii. His paintings are also owned by many private collectors. My main goal, says the artist, is to be able to express my true soul and continue my journey by taking risks and always allowing myself to explore new visions.