ARTIST BIO AND STATEMENT
Dana’s passion for art has been lifelong. A fine art graduate who became a graphic artist and then a freelance Art Director, designing catalogs and ad campaigns.After working in the business for over 20 years, she decided it was time to return to her first love, drawing and painting. Getting back into the studio, Dana began to work with oil paints focusing specifically on portraiture and the effects of light and shadow on the human figure. After studying at the Art Students League and the National Academy; to more deeply explore the classical techniques of the old masters, Dana joined the Florence Academy of Art. She spent the next 3 years being technically challenged, and taught skill based traditional methods. Today, Dana is drawn toward pictures which find meaning, beauty, and poetry in the everyday; observing how objects relate to one another in space and trying to find her voice at this time of her life in this medium that she loves.