For me, bold and vibrant colors are emotional synonyms for happiness and exhilaration. I use acrylic paint to create an easy, yet energetic vibe. Combining that with my passion for music, dance and travel, I share with you my dream world. I’m exploring the spiritual relationship between humans, nature, and the power of color. My focus is to remind us of the gift of that childlike wonder, that pulls at the heart strings and enkindles the imagination. We are bombarded all day long with news and information, mostly emphasizing the negative. I choose to unplug, live in the now, and hone in on positive energy. My soul has experienced the human joy that is a common thread in every culture. That honest human innocence is what I strive to portray in all my paintings. My goal is to highlight the glee, joy, and serenity of a simple beautiful moment.
Hi, I’m Dalia. A Hispanic painter and bilingual singer/songwriter living in Nashville, TN. I’m a graduate of University of South Carolina with a Bachelor of Arts in Art Studio and former Miss South Carolina. As a U. S. military brat, I grew up traveling around the world, like a modern nomad. When I was five years old, my dad was transferred to the American Embassy in Madrid, Spain. In Europe for seven years, I was surrounded by all types of cultures, art and architecture. My mom was an art lover, she nurtured my art passion. Our favorite pastime was going to museums and watching the street artists. My father encouraged my other love, music. I toured eight years, singing a duet and backup with international recording artist Julio Iglesias. I’ve had record deals, one being with Universal Music and years of performing with numerous bands including Garcia and Scott, a duo alongside my husband, Gary Scott. I’ve always thought of visual art and music as co-existing. Music paints a picture and colors sing. With that in mind in 2012, the artwork for our second album was born. That inspired the painting style I call, “In Living Color.” After years on the road, only painting part time, the moment was right for my artwork to take center stage. In 2018, I went wild painting, letting my imagination and passion roam free. I designed my website and started applying and getting exhibitions. Now, the work continues. I’m excited to explore all the possibilities that come my way and enjoying my roller coaster journey!
2022 - Part of the inaugural exhibition “Voices of Nashville” at the Soundwaves Gallery inside the Nashville SC Stadium at GEODIS Park through the 2022 season, Nashville, TN
2022 - One of five finalist for the mural painting inside the Nashville SC Stadium at GEODIS Park, Nashville, TN
2022 - Solo Exhibition at the engine fueled by Ankara, through fall 2022, 2963 Sidco Drive, Nashville TN
2021 - Featured in NashvilleVoyager Magazine - https://nashvillevoyager.com/interview/rising-stars-meet-dalia-garcia-of-old-hickory/
2021 - Group Exhibition, Celebration Creative Voices, Creative Visions, MTSU, Todd Hall, Murfreesboro, TN
2021 - Two Person Exhibition, Rhythm & Resonance: expressionism in stereo, Murfreesboro City Hall Rotunda, Murfreesboro, TN
2020 - Virtual Greenway Art Festival, Murfreesboro, TN
2020 - Group Exhibition, Women’s Suffrage Education Form Through Art and Discussion, Bradley Academy Museum, Murfreesboro, TN
2016 – Commission Mural of Venice, Italy in Marina Del Rey, CA
2007 - Solo Exhibition, College of Engineering, Miami University, Oxford, OH
2004 – Commission Mural Columbia, SC
2004 - Two Person Exhibition, Hispanic Heritage Month with Gil Veda, Metropolitan Nashville Public Library, Nashville, TN
2003 - Group Exhibition, Contemporary Hispanic Art (Jairo Prado) presented by Madison Art Center , Madison, TN
2002 - Artwork selected by Tennessee Jazz & Blues Society 30 Year Anniversary T-shirt, Nashville, TN
1995 – Commission Mural in Nolensville, TN
University of South Carolina Bachelor of Arts in Art Studio
Dalia is also half of the Nashville-based acoustic music duo, Garcia and Scott.
This is the project that started my "In Living Color" painting style. Like so many artist, I love to experiment. This speaks to me. Enjoying this new paths to explore. "Stay continually curious," that's my motto.