Steve Dininno graduated with honors from the School of Visual Arts in 1982, and immediately set out to pursue freelance assignments. One of America's most decorated newspapers, Newsday, began hiring Dininno on a regular basis. Although most of these assignments were in black and white, Steve's ability to interpret cerebral matter and conceive powerful, thought-provoking visual solutions never failed to impress the assigning editors/art directors. As Dininno's presence expanded throughout the newspaper and magazine markets, he began to break into the worlds of advertising, book publishing, CDs, and licensed cards. Demand for his imagery grew, earning him work on annual reports, brochures, posters and direct mail pieces. A partial list of his clients includes: Coca-Cola, EMI Music Publishing, Bayer Pharmaceuticals, T. Rowe Price, Jaguar, Blue Cross/ Blue Shield,, Kinney Shoes, TIME, Inc., Simon & Schuster, Panasonic, AT&T, Citibank and DuPont. Currently, Steve is a regular contributor to the Wall Street Journal and is the illustrator for AgroFresh's massive worldwide advertising campaign. Dininno's beautifully painted illustrations exhibit stunningly luminous, impressionistic colors, as well as a conceptual ability that is among the finest in his field. Steve is also a widely exhibited painter and printmaker, whose work is included in many private and corporate collections. Numerous institutions have commissioned him to create limited-edition lithographs and he has won many awards for his printmaking excellence. Dininno has taught drawing and illustration at Parson's School Of Design, and has written about his work and creative process in Artist's Magazine. Many articles have focused on his art and have appeared in Newsday Sunday Magazine, Art Direction, and more. He is a featured artist and interviewee in the new publication; "Exploring Illustration" by Michael Fleischman, as well as "The Big Book of Illustration Ideas" by Roger Walton. He has been both an instructor and a member of the Board of Advisors of the Woodstock School of Art in New York. Dininno works out of his home studio in Marietta, GA where he resides with his wife, Astrid, and their three cats.
Steve Dininno, dk Gallery Beach Painter