D.A. Hartley
           My life has been driven by art. The artist eye looks to nature for inspiration, and then artist within translates these insights into an art work. Anything may appear onto the paper or canvas. The artist may channel the past, the present, or the future.I am a Reiki healer, and use healing in my art process. As a artist and healer, I address the healing of our planet. I try to approach Climate Change, and our damaged environment, more as a spiritual issue. First we have to heal ourselves, and by doing so we will become aware of the reality of the global stress that humanity has caused.
        I studied at the Art Students League, NYC, with professional artists of New York. I have a BA degree in Art, yet found my voice with my BA in Philosophy, and a Masters Degree in Fine Art.
My business has been painting murals. My favorite project I painted with my son, the children's floor, Children's Hospital, Central Valley. (www.dahartley.com).
         I have a California teaching credential in Art, longing to share my experiences as a professional artist.
         I have lived in the mountains of the Sierra's in California, and at the sea in Monterey, and Santa Barbara. In New York City when I was young, and a few years ago, on the island of Kauai, teaching children with autism. I currently live in Oakdale, CA.



2008                         Water! Conley Gallery, Installation, Fresno, CA.
2003                         Wisdom and Compassion, Dean’s Gallery, Installation, Fresno
2002                         Temporal Man in Nature, Cort Gallery, Three Rivers, CA.
2000                         Blocked, Gloria Olive District Gallery, Fresno, CA.


2012           Spiritual Art, Beach Side Gallery, Santa Barbara, CA.
2012                         Spring Obsession, Ironstone Gallery, Murphys, CA.
2012                         Stanislaus County Studio Tour, Bonsack Gallery, Oakdale, CA.
2011                         Evening of Vines and Easels, Soroptimist Int. Art Show, Ripon
2011                         Spring Show, Mislin Gallery, Modesto, CA.
2010                         Water, Flowers & Inner Light, Janene Gallery, San Luis Obispo
2004                         Icons, Fourth Street Studio Gallery, 3-woman show Berkeley
2004                         The World in Abstraction, 3-person show, Easel Heads Gallery


Kaweah Delta Hospital, 4 paintings, Visalia, CA.
Sierra Imaging Center, 2 paintings, Visalia, CA.
Works held in private collections in the United States

2008                        Bronze Dome, mural, Fresno, CA. Private Collection
2005                        Center for Integrated Medicine, Mural, Visalia, CA.
2005                        Portrait commission, Tulare, CA. Private Collection
2004                        Children’s Hospital, Central Valley, Full Floor Murals
2001                        Hanford Fox Theatre, exterior tiles and restoration
2000                        Kaweah Delta Hospital, Medicinal Herb Garden

2017                Technology Degree: Entertainment and Design     
2013                Single Subject Teaching Credential, Art, K - 12
California State University, Stanislaus, Turlock
2008                Master of Art, Fine Art, New Media
California State University, Fresno, CA.
2003                Bachelor of Art, Fine Art, Honors
Bachelor of Art, Philosophy, Honors
California State University, Fresno, CA.
                        President’s List
Dean’s List

Teaching Experience

2016 - 2017     Santa Barbara Junior High School, Santa Barbara, CA.
2013 - 2016     Ripon High School, Ripon, CA,
2013                Daniel J. Savage Middle School, Modesto, CA.
                        Art Survey/Drawing, Color/Design, Digital Art, 3-D
2012                Oakdale High School, Oakdale, CA.                     
2004 - 2012     State of Hawaii, State of California, Hawaii
2002                Fresno Metropolitan Museum, Artist as Witness, taught drawing
1997 - 2012     D.A. Hartley Designs, taught art lessons to students of all ages

A Study of a Maxfield Parrish Painting

  A study of the painting, Aquamarine, by Maxfield Parrish. For the fans of Parrish, I began this study to learn how to create the glowing i...