Born in 1979 in Sassuolo, Italy. At the age of fifteen, Dario Tazzioli began learning traditional stone carving techniques from an old master stone carver of his home village.
He began forging his own iron chisels to obtain a high quality of form in his stonework, and still handforges his tools today. From a young age, he began using natural pigments and minerals extracted from the local land to pigment his drawing paper.
After many years of practice, sanguine (red pastel), quill pen and metal tipped calligraphy pens have become his drawing instruments of choice.
Presently he lives and works in Frassinoro, Italy where he works for private and public commissions for sculpture and architectural details. www.dariotazzioli.com