A well known local artist, Dana Hawley has been a professional artist since 1980. She lives and paints in Sonoma County's Dry Creek Valley; no shortage of inspiration as vineyards have become her main subject matter.
Dana's work can be viewed on her website (www.danahawley.com) or in person at the Hawley Tasting Room and Gallery in downtown Healdsburg.
Dana has a coherent style both in plein air location work as well as large format studio paintings. Classically trained as a biological realist illustrator (UC Davis), her style has evolved to what is best described as Impressionistic, with use of thick gestural paint and brush work. Her landscape paintings are impressionistic interpretations of rural Northern California. Dana also works is mixed media and encaustic wax.
"Throughout the vineyards are lakes, rivers, orchards, farms and the impressive and stately Redwoods that I paint regularly. I can say with experience that sustaining a lifetime of painting evolves from a foundation of drawing, discipline and love."