15 July

My journey into Abstract Expressionism

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Working in abstract for me is the most direct and pure form of artistic expression coming from my unconscious. The challenge is to be able to trust and surrender and allow the channel of creativity to come through me, like an open vessel. This process most of the time is very daring because I want […]

16 April

A story about my time in the military

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A story about my time in the military

I participate in the Art of Aloha show every year, which is presented by Lahaina Galleries. Part of the Art of Aloha event includes “an evening with the artists” and is usually hosted by a particular artist from the show. This year, I hosted a dinner. Part of the evening includes the host artist sharing […]

6 February

Memoirs

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Memoirs

Like many artists, I have a true appreciation for the female form. I sincerely believe that every woman is beautiful, and feel so grateful that I am able to capture and interpret that beauty with every brush stroke. Memoirs is a commissioned painting completed in late 2013 with the full unveiling for the clients in […]

11 November

Dario Campanile: Associate LIVING MASTER through the Art Renewal Center

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Dario Campanile: Associate LIVING MASTER through the Art Renewal Center

  Dario Campanile has been given the title of Associate LIVING MASTER through the Art Renewal Center. Part of the Art Renewal Center‘s Mission Statement is: “To create the largest on-line Museum on the internet, with hundreds of thousands of oversized high quality images of all the known works of the greatest painters and sculptors in […]

2 October

The Dalai Lama Portrait Project

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The Dalai Lama Portrait Project

Dario Campanile traveled to India and was granted a private visit at the home of  his Holiness, the Dalai Lama. The meeting provided the artist the inspiration for his contribution to the multimedia art exhibition known as “The Missing Peace: Artists Consider the Dalai Lama.” This project brought together 85 respected artists, representing 30 different […]

8 July

“Pears in Plastic” Wins in Trompe l’oeil Category at Art Renewal Center

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“Pears in Plastic” Wins in Trompe l’oeil Category at Art Renewal Center

With Dario Campanile’s first submission to The Art Renewal Center, one of the largest, most respected fine art websites known, he has placed in the Trompe l’oeil Category (which translates to “photorealistic” style of painting.) Campanile’s realism still-life piece, titled “Pears in Plastic” was painted in 2012 and offers the clear juxtaposition between natural, organic pears and […]

1 October

Getting to know Dario Campanile – an interview with the artist

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Getting to know Dario Campanile – an interview with the artist

Dario Campanile explains why he moved to the United States from Rome, where he finds his inspiration for his paintings and why environment is so important to him. Dario also discusses what artists have influenced his work and why meeting the Dalai Lama in 2005 was so important to him. This interview was taken was taken […]

25 May

Memories…The Magazine of Fantasy and Science Fiction, February 1978

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Memories…The Magazine of Fantasy and Science Fiction, February 1978

I was just browsing the internet and stumbled upon artwork I did years ago. It is the cover of a magazine from the 70s, and it sure brought back many memories of my first illustration jobs after moving to the United States. This cover was for the February of 1978 issue of The Magazine of […]

22 May

Teaser for Scena di Inverno (Winter Scene)

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Teaser for Scena di Inverno (Winter Scene)

Here’s a little preview for a new piece I am doing called Scena di Inverno (Winter Scene.) This new oil on metal technique has really broadened my horizons when it comes to painting. Metal reacts very differently than canvas. I am working on a few more exciting pieces right now that I can’t wait to […]

20 April

Hey, I painted that Paramount Pictures 75th Anniversary logo!

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Hey, I painted that Paramount Pictures 75th Anniversary logo!

It’s great when you are browsing youtube and you re-discover artwork that you painted long ago. I painted the Paramount Studios’ 75th anniversary logo in 1986. It’s nice that the person that created this short clip credited me in his description.