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 www.mariodavalos.org

I was born in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic, August 22nd, 1978.

I am a contemporary painter with a BFA Degree from Parsons School of Design.  Currently I am CEO of Capital DBG and Havas Caribbean and an avid nature photographer. My images combine my love and admiration for nature and my passion for creating images and traveling the world.

*All animals are photographed in their natural habitat and in the wild unless explicitly noted otherwise.

**All images are copyrighted. Please do not use without explicit written consent.


“Mario Davalos, artist and entrepreneur, has been traveling the globe in search of transcendent nature and perhaps himself. Trained as an artist at Parsons School of Design in New York City, he has the eye of an abstract painter and an absolutely natural compositional sense. After years of building a successful advertising business he has thrown himself into the task of finding his creative impulse in nature’s extremes. Davalos spends weeks roaming everywhere from Alaska to Costa Rica hunting for the most intense splashes of color and dynamic contrasts that nature has to offer. From cardinals and hummingbirds in Arizona to a golden eagle in Finland, nature never fails to shock the viewer with its hyper-chromatic palette and proud brutality. Frequently seen through intense depth of field there is an extreme figure-ground relationship that makes the animal protagonists snap off of the picture plane like heraldic emblems. They become signs of the restless artist searching for the spark of creativity in the natural world.

In Davalos’s work there is an undeniable respect for nature, an abiding sensitivity to the animal kingdom and the eye of a masterful painter, trained in abstract principles, applied to direct observation. You know by his complete immersion in each of these extreme environments that Davalos is trying to capture something more than an image. Nature is a ready-made with astonishing pictorial opportunities, but it is his painter’s eye that is being refreshed through these adventures. These images will live on as fully formed aesthetic contributions, as documents of the wild, beautiful and fleeting natural world and as a testament to Mario Davalos’s undeniable need to make art.”

Peter Drake

20 comments
  1. dianne - life as i see it said:

    beautiful blog, i enjoyed my visit

  2. Giselle said:

    Qué montra tan esas fotos de to’ eso’pájaro! jejejej…con lo que te cogió! RESPECT! Great JOB! Nos vemos a las 3:00 PM

  3. Mario Davalos said:

    Thanks everyone! Thanks Lily. Hope you keep coming back!

  4. Wow, so glad I found your blog! I love it! Your photos are Fantastic!!! Your stories and photos together make your blog amazing and very interesting! I had to laugh when I read your description of yourself…..it sounded like you were describing me! From being obsessive or passionate about things, to loving nature and photography, right down to enjoying tennis…it was weird! I will be sure to check in often to see your latest shots and your newest adventures! Thanks for sharing!

  5. jjoyv said:

    I have enjoyed peeking into your world and think you’ve done an amazing job of sharing the world around us. I am honored to nominate you for the One Lovely Blog Award!

    Please pick-up your award at Life Textures http://wp.me/2z1jQ . Copy and Paste the Award to your blog and follow the rules of acceptance.

    In the words my mom always shared with me – I wish you enough.

  6. Your blog is an inspiration… The pictures speak for themselves and I know how hard it can be to get just one – let alone so many! I especially liked the account of your S.E.O. …your tenacity paid off – that one picture made the 5 hours so, so worthwhile. Keep playing in Nature! All the best – metiefly

  7. You paint the world with your picture… lucky you…

  8. Fraukje said:

    These kind of pictures make me dream…

  9. awesome blog, with great and very useful information for another photographer and nature lover, your photography is also fantastic, thank you for sharing 😀

  10. Dear Mr. Davalos,
    Your photographs are absolutely stunning. I am participating in an event called the Pennsylvania Festival of the Arts (http://www.arts-festival.com/italian_street_painting.php) this July, and I was hoping I could have your permission to make a chalk drawing of your one of your photos during the event. Thank you for your time and I hope to hear from you soon.

    • Mario Davalos said:

      Of course! Just be sure to send me a pic of the finished drawing!! 🙂 I’ll post it here!

      • Thank you so much! May I present your post as written consent that I may use your photo? I also apologize for accidentally posting twice!

  11. Dear Mr. Davalos,
    Your photographs are absolutely stunning. I am participating in an event called the Pennsylvania Festival of the Arts (http://www.arts-festival.com/italian_street_painting.php) this July, and I was hoping I could have your permission to make a chalk drawing of your one of your photos during the event. Thank you for your time and I hope to hear from you soon.

  12. T Bowser said:

    This is my replica! Thank you so much for letting me use your photograph!

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