Dina Gardner is a pastel artist who splits her time between Boston, her adopted city of 33 years and Southern California, where she grew up. Both places inspire her to paint her favorite subjects: oceans, skies, meadows, marshes and still lifes. She lives by her favorite motto, Carpe Diem, has been known to sing exceptionally bad karaoke, travel way off the beaten path, bungee jump and throw solo dance parties while painting. She is a serial entrepreneur who has started companies, charities and rock and roll bands. Her family has had a front row seat to what they call 'the madness' but they claim they wouldn't want it any other way. She paints full-time and one day hopes to own a pot bellied pig.