Dana Mosby was born and reared in Columbus, Mississippi, a small historic town in the northeastern part of state. As a high school student Dana enjoyed art classes, creative writing, and theatre. She earned a BFA from Mississippi University for Women and became certified to teach art. 

Although Dana was an art major and teacher, she did not become serious about her own art until her thirties. Watercolor became her medium of choice; she took many workshops and was fortunate to become friends with several local watercolorists who shared their knowledge and skills. After discovering oils, her work took a much different direction, that of plein air painting. Several years ago she discovered pastel and is building a body of work in that medium. Now retired after teaching art in public schools for thirty-six years, Dana spends time in her studio and around the area with different groups of plein air painters.

Dana lives in Prairieville, Louisiana with her husband and three cats. She is a member of Associated Women in the Arts, Art Guild of Louisiana, and the Degas Pastel Society. Dana shows in local and regional exhibits and continues to teach private lessons.


Artist’s Statement:

My job as a painter is to record the world as I see it to share with others.