ocean scenes that are reduced to something simpler, which she defines as a “plastic-looking sculpture of sorts.” She says that her work is “very designed” and that the tagline in her bio reads, “Emily Carr meets Dr. Seuss.”
Process Makes Perfect
Dana makes the drawings that serve as forerunners to her paintings from photographs she has taken on trips while hiking or touring. “I use the principals of symphonic composition (the golden mean) for balance and drama. Once I have a drawing that I am happy with, I paint and building up with glazes in the latter stages to get rich colour. I think all of that curving and swirling, the colour schemes and the simplistic designs, end up looking happy. Rarely dark. Even if I am portraying dark weather, there is an out, makes her art a happy place indeed and one that is at once natural and full of whimsy.
Previous Page top left, Winding Down, oil on canvas, 36” x 60” bottom left, Satisfaction, oil on canvas, 36” x 60” right, Cheewat Giant, oil on canvas, 60” x 30” This Page right top, Promise, oil on canvas, 30” x 60” right bottom, Autumn, oil on canvas, 30” x 60”