MY NAME IS DANA
I am a Virginia native, born and raised. I'm a 2000 graduate of Buffalo Gap High School. After that, I also went to Mary Baldwin, and earned my B.A. in art/studio painting in 2004. My family and I live in the mountains in Rockbridge County, and I absolutely love it! I just recently married the love of my life, and I couldn't be happier.
My interest in visual art began at a very early age. I was always coloring to occupy my time at home and after school, and pretty much whenever I could! Creating art was, and is still to this day, how I "escape" from the world around me. It brings me so much peace and joy!
I am a self-taught watercolor artist, and photographer. I started out with acrylics, and mixed medium while in college, and then picked up an old set of student watercolor paints years later and found that's the medium I prefer. I currently use Windsor & Newton paints because I enjoy the color saturation and high quality. My subject matter lately has been churches, nature and landscapes.
Photography has also always been a passion of mine, and I was in business for many years (2005-2015), with my mom, under the name Picture That! Photography. I drifted away from it several years ago after having my daughter and working full-time elsewhere. But, I love it too much to let it go, so I'm back to photographing small scale events/weddings senior portraits, and fun casual photo shoots. Holler at me for more information!