D.L. Gardner Fine Arts

I've been involved in the arts for over 50 years, having studied under several well known sculptors and painters. I've sold work internationally, have done portraits for collectors and won more awards than I could count.

You can see my work on my Fine Arts website.

Probably the most known painting in the literary world is my painting of Stenhjaert, the dragon which I've taken to book signings. It's a 4 ft X 9 ft triptych done in oils with corrugated copper leaf and each panel was the artwork for the original books in the series Ian's Realm.


Dragon oil painting by D.L. Gardner
Just to give you an idea of its size, here is the painting at a street signing in Port Orchard Washington. I've taken it to girl scout meetings and film festivals.
As far as my career as a professional artist, I've done quick portraits at renaissance fairs, and re enactments
commission portraits from life in my studio and from photos,
and also posthumous portraits from photographs.
I've also done many pet portraits,
landscapes en plein air, and studio work.
Take a look at my entire collection on my website.