Originally from Memphis, Tennessee, Dana received a Bachelor of Arts degree from Memphis State University and pursued her interest in Graphic Design. She then moved to Nashville and worked as an Art Director for advertising agencies for over 13 years earning many awards for her design work. She now spends all her time in her studio painting and has made a name for herself in Nashville and the Southeast.
Known for her striking technique with gloss black paint, she paints vibrant abstract backgrounds and literally squirts the black acrylic paint (from a mustard bottle) in various interpretations of everyday objects and scenes. The black paint dries raised and cracked on top of the backgrounds adding texture and dimension to her pieces. Whether the subject is a flower, a chandelier or a carousel, Dana’s work is expressive and colorful. Sometimes she works on a series but sometimes she just explores. She also loves doing commissions where her clients give her some of the best ideas. “It makes them feel very connected to the finished piece.” Her work is enjoyed and collected by people from coast to coast. Her paintings hang in galleries in Nashville, Tennessee and Grayton Beach, Florida.