Using an impasto, painterly technique in oil Dana creates cubist farm landscapes. She has relocated to Owen Sound from her hometown of Hamilton and is surrounded by beautiful barns and rolling hills. Her work is a culmination of years of painting in search of a patchwork quilt effect using thick, expressionist marks. Barns and farmland speaks to Dana as she lives in a rural setting and has good friendships with local farmers.
Using classical oils and painting on her grandmothers 1940’s easel, Dana works instantaneously across her canvas, creating layers of colour that overlap as the image emerges through a grid technique that she has developed over years of her practice. The image emerges as both abstract and representational.