Dale Momii, born in San Francisco of mixed Japanese and Hispanic ancestry, developed an interest in art at an early age. Dale's formal training as a fine artist has been mainly through private lessons and workshops from a variety of artist instructors. Perhaps because of the diverse style of his instructors, Dale has always been comfortable painting in various mediums, mainly oils, alkyds, and acrylics, on canvas and masonite. He enjoys experimenting with different techniques and is always trying something new, often with startling results. Dale has taught private painting classes and workshops for more than 30 years, to both adults and children.
Dale received an Associate of Art Degree in Technical Illustration from the College of San Mateo and has worked as a commercial artist in the aerospace industry for more than 33 years. Dale paints all subject matter, and has done many commission pieces from pencil renderings, pen/ink, alkyds, acrylics, and oils. A special subject for Dale is koi, as well as wildlife, still lifes, and portraiture. In his paintings, he strives for realism. Dale’s current interests are leaning toward still lifes, wildlife and portraits.