Born and raised in Berlin, Germany, and currently living near Los Angeles, CA, Daggi is an award winning painter specializing in contemporary figurative realism and portraiture. She has reached the level of Eminent Pastelist of the International Association of Pastel Societies and Master Pastelist of the Pastel Society of America.
She works primarily in pastel and charcoal but by sometimes incorporating other materials into her work such as ink, watercolor, metal leaf, acrylic, collage, wire, yarn, rocks, the artist pushes the medium of pastel out of its more traditional box.
“I’m inspired by my growing up in the urban environment of Berlin, Germany, where contemporary abstract work is so prevalent but I also love traditional realism and aim to find my own way of combining the two. Living a dual cultured life has been a huge influence on my work which has recently manifested in more personal narratives with social and political overtones.”
Her work has been shown at the National Arts Club and the Salmagundi Club in NYC, the Butler Institute of American Art, OH, and is in several permanent corporate collections. She has won numerous awards in national and international exhibitions and her work has been published in several magazines and books, including American Art Collector,Southwest Art, Professional Artist Magazine,International Artist Magazine, The Pastel Journal, Poets and Artists Magazine and Pratique Des Arts in France.