I typically do not use a paintbrush. I pour my paint; tilting and swaying the paint around on the canvas. Every painting is a unique collaboration of colour, chemistry, and composition in the moment. My pieces are made with acrylics, a variety of paint mediums, and a concoction of household products. I also use a kitchen torch. For some pieces I incorporate gold, rose gold, and silver leaf. I will also at times incorporate image transfers of my own photography or vintage graphics from the 1800’s. I always draw my colour schemes and inspiration from nature, such as a tropical ocean’s coral sea, a snowy BC mountain landscape, a swirling storm on Jupiter, or a peacock’s feather.
Visit CityScape Community ArtSpace to see Dana’s work on display and purchase a few holiday gifts early!