|Dana & Leah at the Funky Finds |
PLEASE TELL US A LITTLE ABOUT YOU --
I am married and have a wonderful extended family; children and grandchildren. My step-daughter, Leah, is the push and inspiration behind daLea Art Creations. I'm a private person that enjoys time with friends and family. On our property, we engage in "Wildlife Management" which includes deer, ducks, birds and a host of other Texas wildlife. (Including pesky feral hogs and sometimes coyotes) My studio is usually the "great outdoors". We have enough acreage for me to head off to the woods, place my canvas flat on the ground (sort of a Jackson Pollack technique), crank up the music, dance, sling paint and sometimes even use an air compressor. I take the painting back to the house for the finishing touch. I was going to list all that I am passionate about but just ended up with the word "life".
WHO IS YOUR FAVORITE ARTIST? --
Too many to list but Jackson Pollack, Salvador Dali and Richard Koppe to name a few.
HOW LONG HAVE YOU BEEN PAINTING / HOW LONG HAVE YOU WANTED TO BE AN ARTIST? --
|Set designed for the|
Henderson Cty Performing Arts Center
HOW LONG DOES IT TAKE YOU TO COMPLETE A PAINTING? --Varies with my mood...from hours...to days...to weeks!
WHAT MEDIUM(S) DO YOU USE? --
I have used oils, acrylics, glues, caulk, mulch, cellophane, cloth, plastics and aluminum. I will continue to use different mediums as I explore new ways to express myself.
WHAT IS YOUR FAVORITE PAINTING? --
Usually my favorite painting is the one I am currently working on. I hope that I always improve...or at least stay interesting.
|"Birth of a Rainbow"|
IF YOU COULD MEET ANY ARTIST AND SPEND THE DAY WITH THEM, WHO WOULD IT BE? --Salvador Dali, his surreal landscapes and objects amuse and intrigue me. He seemed to be a performance artist, not appreciated in his time.
|"The Persistence of Memory"|
Salvador Dali's "The Persistence of Memory", and "The Disintegration of the Persistence of Memory"
I was curious as to what these pieces looked like -- so I went to the following link MoMA Learning to see Salvador Dali's work.
You can click on the link to see many great artists and their work!
DO YOU DO COMMISSIONED WORK? IF SO, WHAT WAS YOUR FAVORITE?
Yes, I do commissioned work and like the client to be a part of the process as far as injecting their ideas and giving me an idea of their expectations. My favorite piece was the Chicago Skyline in an architectural abstract background.
DO YOU EVER START A PAINTING AND THEN JUST CAN'T FINISH IT?
No, but I have painted over some that I just wasn't satisfied with...sometimes more than once. (My paintings have a lot of texture!)
WHERE DO YOU GET YOUR INSPIRATION?
I get my inspiration from people, music, places, nature, space...whatever jumps into my mind at the time.
This painting is called "Sunset Tree"
I WANT THIS ONE!!!!!! MY OBSESSION WITH TREES MAKES ME WANT THIS!!!!
WHERE CAN PEOPLE SEE MORE OF YOUR WORK OR GET IN TOUCH WITH YOU?
Like her Facebook page here -- FB Dana Lynch Art
ANYTHING ELSE YOU'D LIKE TO TELL US ABOUT YOU?
Since I do not have a "formal” art education, only hands-on and experimentation, I have been able to work "out of the box" easily because I just don't know better! Love it!
HERE IS DANA'S BOOTH AT THE FUNKY FINDS SPRING FLING EVENT!
I ALSO HAVE A FEW OF DANA'S PIECES ....
I LOVE THEM BOTH!!!!!
|"Release Number 4"|
|I think this is entitled "Despair" |
But I see Solace ....
From Dana -- Thank you again Laura for giving the Arts an extra boost!
You are welcome DANA!!!!!
You are welcome DANA!!!!!