Dana is an award winning, third generation artist, who describes herself as a colorist. The unifying quality and primary focus in her painting is the use of light. Her unique choice of color is greatly influenced by her earlier career in the fashion industry, where she worked for Saks Fifth Ave., Anne Klein & Co, And Blassport Ltd.
Although she often paints in the expressionist or abstract mode, her training has been in the classical tradition. She received a B.A. (Art and Art History) from Marymount College in Tarrytown, N.Y., and has studied at the Arts Students League in N.Y.C. and the Silvermine Guild School in Connecticut. She currently teaches at the Rowayton Arts Center.
Galleries in Darien, New Canaan, and Westport, Connecticut, Long Island represent Dana. She is a member of the Salmagundi Club in New York, the Greenwich Art Society; the Darien Art Society, the New Canaan Society for the Arts, the Lyme art Association, the Artists Alliance of East Hampton, and has served of the board of the Rowayton Art Center for seven years. She is also a member of the New Haven Paint and Clay Club, Fairfield County Plein-aire Painters and the Wilson Ave. Loft Artists Association. Her paintings are in collections through New York, New Jersey, Connecticut, South Carolina and Florida.
She teaches classes in Landscape painting and Abstract painting at the Rowayton Arts Center.