Dale Marie Muller (SAA, AWA) is based in southeastern Montana, but spent her formative years in New Jersey, close to NYC, the shore and amidst the experiences that suburban America provided. Her education included majoring in illustration and achieving a BFA degree from The University of the Arts in Philadelphia. Having discovered an inclination toward drawing and painting animals, she favors a candid view of her wild subjects.
Ever mindful of offering an honest, nuanced vision of the natural world, Dale pulls inspiration from her everyday life showcasing the beauty of the animals that she regularly encounters. Her stunning detailed depictions of creatures both large and small reflect an emotional story, exposing layers of personal experiences and her love of observing nature, all with a contemporary flavor.
Her work has been shown in several national and international exhibitions, including Wildlife Experience, Parker CO, Ruby Jubilee, Missoula MT, Animalia, Loveland CO, Art and the Animal, Oradell NJ, Wildlife Treasures, Gloucester England and Drawn, London England.
Dale has been featured in various publications, including The Artist’s Magazine, Manifest INDA, Whitefish Review, Schiffer Publishing Inspired by Insects and North Light Books Strokes of Genius,The Best of Drawing. She is the 2017 Signature Artist for Art in the Beartooths, Red Lodge MT and she is the recipient of the First Place Prize for 2018 The Artist’s Magazine Annual Competition.
“Itʼs important to me to pull the viewer in and feel something. My illustration background influences my work, always reminding me to tell a story and to tell it honestly.
I am a contemporary realist painter, showcasing the beauty of an animal in oil and graphite. It has become very important for me that my work conveys genuine emotion. This has allowed me to tell my personal narrative with the most soulful intent and clarity. My most powerful and readily appealing work has been created embracing this simple rule.”-Dale Marie Muller