About Dana

I have been making art since I was two years old coloring on the walls of my parents’ apartment. Since that time I have tried many media, experimented with different styles, and created some pieces that hopefully brought joy to those who own them.


I was reared in North Mississippi but have spent well over half my life in Louisiana. It’s home now. I graduated with a BFA from Mississippi University for Women and have a MEd from LSU.  I taught art for thirty-six years in public schools, the last ten as a teacher of visually talented students. I work in different media and depict a variety of subject matter. I have had the privilege of studying with many artists and friends and never cease to enjoy the thrill of learning something new.


Artist’s Statement:

Nature’s design is constant, yet fleeting, and when creating a piece of art I capture its perfection so that I possess it.



I am not an outdoor person. My favorite outdoor activity was tanning until I discovered plein air painting. Now it is my passion.

Baton Rouge Riverfront, 14″ x 11,” Oil on Panel, $250.00 + $10.00 shipping PayPal and Shopping Cart Settings  

This cat is surveying his world…which happens to be in Russia! 11″ x 14″ pastel PayPal and Shopping Cart Settings  

New River Canal at Bantam Tracks

The tiny yellow flowers (some call them “weeds”) cover the banks of local bayous and canals of Ascension Parish, Louisiana, each spring. Pastel, 7″ x 11,” $180 + $10 shipping […]

A portfolio of work which has a new home.

Spanish Town Marigold

This old house is ready for Mardi Gras with the Spanish Town Pink Flamingo waiting on the balcony.   Spanish Town Marigold, Oil on Panel, 12″ x 12,” $250 + $10 […]

First Street South

First Street, 16″ x 12″, Oil on Panel, $250 + shipping I began this painting on a steaming hot July afternoon. First Street South was behind my parents’ home, so […]

Baton Rouge Riverfront

Baton Rouge Riverfront, 11 x 14″ Oil on Panel, $200 I began this painting on location at the Baton Rouge Riverfront for an exhibition celebrating Two Hundred Years of the […]

Own the Original

Recently, the studio where I have space had an open house. The front gallery was filled with artwork by all of the members, and in the studio spaces each artist […]

Paint It Orange

For years I wanted to participate in a plein air event, you know, when artists get together and paint a certain place over a couple of days, compete against each […]