Dina Farris Appel, born in 1968, grew up in Newport Beach, CA. In 1995, she started her own company, Dina Farris Appel Studios. Her expertise in the specialized field of trompe l'oeil painting as well as illusionistic paintings on canvas has led Dina to great sucess. In addition to her mural business, Dina has taught painting and drawing at the collegiate level in both Texas and California. Dina's artwork can be found in many major collections from the Oakland International Airport to celebrity homes in the Los Angeles area.