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. For the past thirty-five years I have taught art in public schools, the past 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.



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 […]

Gargantuan Garage/Warehouse Sale

What is a 5000 square foot warehouse with nine families/vendors selling previously used merchandise for two days called? A Gargantuan Garage/Warehouse Sale, of course. And in my case, I am […]

White Peonies

White Peonies, 12″ x 9″ Oil on Panel, $155 PayPal and Shopping Cart Settings  


My first experience with watercolor was like that of many other students, using the Prang eight pan box with a brush that dropped hairs on 20 lb paper taken out […]

Friends took my comment that I may become a painter seriously and gave me this "uniform."

When I mentioned I planned to retire at the end of the school year, a lot of people said, “Congratulations! What are you going to do?” “Not wake up at […]