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Dina Rae Capitani

Artist, Musician, Visionary, Community Organizer, Peace Facilitator, Nature Guide

 Pet Caricature Artist

Dina Rae Capitani has been drawing doodles of dogs since she was a child as a way to connect to the feeling of love and joy dogs bring to her heart.  In 2005 she began drawing both dogs and cats and painting custom pet caricatures on t-shirts and canvas and developed an original line of doggie and kitty caricature art with corresponding captions representing over 100 different breeds, mutts and kitties reproduced on various products such as refrigerator magnets, t-shirts, cards and more, and sold at fairs, festivals, pet retail and gift stores throughout the United States.  From 2005-2009, Dina had a kiosk at the factory in Franklin where she painted and sold her Doggie Doodles by Dina product line.  She also sold her unique magnets through over 20 pet retail stores nationwide.  In, 2007 and 2008, Dina won runner for “Best Pet Artist” in Nashville Paw Magazine’ Reader’s Choice Awards.  In 2011, Dina entered into an agreement where 79 of her Doggie Doodle Designs were licensed for distribution on various products worldwide.  In 2012, eleven Doggie Doodles were featured on t-shirts for the cast readings of “It’s A Ruff Life” musical by Jessie Goldberg and Gene Levine performed at Z. Alexander Looby Theater, Nashville, TN.  Dina’s custom hand-painted pet portraits continue to bring smiles to pet lovers everywhere.


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  • "The Compassion Movement in Nashville' was a featured story on the Al Youem Show on Alhurra TV (Arabic television), where Bentouila Khalil interviewed musicians and co-founders of Compassionate Nashville, Dina Rae Capitani and Massood Taj, along with musician and environmental activist, Lanny Smith, aka "Earthman" on Nashville's Compassionate Cities campaign, the Charter for Compassion and the connection to compassion of humanity, music, art, nature and the environment. March, 2017

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