Dana was born in 1983 outside Chicago, Illinois. From a young age, Dana was driven to create using any available medium…graphite, charcoal, sewing, or sculpture design. With no formal art training, she relied on the freedom her mother gave her to draw on walls, carve on furniture, and stay up till the early morning hours sewing or drawing.
Natural artistic ability in her blood (her grandmother was an amateur painter), in 2018 Dana decided to teach herself to paint. Armed with a small canvas and a set of oils, she quickly realized that this was the medium she was missing in her life.
Dana’s goal is to take beauty she sees in the world and reflect it with truth and honesty in her paintings. She is drawn to the great human dignity of Native American people, and finds herself most at peace when she is immersed in her work.