I am going to make a great attempt at being serious here…………….
“d.a.gordon dart creates a quiet, peaceful world on her canvases. There is a nostalgic charm in her paintings that gives the viewers a feeling of harmony and exhilaration.” Marcia Corbino, The Christian Science Monitor
I immensely enjoy creating artwork and installations that make people smile. My style is a blend of American primitive simplicity and the meticulous rendering of a technical illustrator. I attempt to create a stillness in my work with often a touch of humor.
I started exhibiting my work in 1973 and my drawings began appearing in The New Yorker Magazine in 1975. My paintings have been shown nationally in galleries, juried shows, competitions and solo exhibits. My illustrations have appeared on magazine covers, in articles, books, calendars, pamphlets, and advertisements for major periodicals and publishers.
I added a third dimension to my work 22 years ago completing my first sculpture in 1996 – a 16 foot mild and stainless steel work commissioned by Ball Construction, Inc.. “Community” remains as a public sculpture in downtown Sarasota, Florida.
My latest sculptures are large, seriously whimsical animals cut from aluminum plate and powder coated in vivid bright colors. My most recent painting subjects include landmark historic buildings that once defined our unique American landscape.