CONTEMPORARY ARTIST & TUTOR
NEW ZEALAND FIGURATIVE/WILDLIFE/LANDSCAPE PAINTINGS & DRAWINGS
This popular contemporary artist skilfully renders realistic images of New Zealand birds, people & landscapes in imaginary compositions to beautifully express the mystery & importance of the interdependence of all life. Her unique paintings are sought after by a wide variety of collectors both locally & internationally.
Dana works in series which invariably have important environmental themes - interconnection (between landscapes - humans - animals), evolution/transformation, the mystery & beauty of our surroundings & life.
Dana says: "Perhaps my main characteristic is a life-long passion for learning - about humanity, creatures & their landscapes - seeking understanding, making connections, blissed out on metaphor, lyrical language, intriguing imagery. A consequence is my deep need to put graphite to paper, paint to canvas & create imaginary compositions using mainly New Zealand motifs: a practice that enchants & enriches my life."
Dana Rose is represented by Central Art Gallery, Queenstown and The Coolstore, Mapua.
NATIONAL ART AWARDS
2003 2nd Place Molly Morpeth Award
2003 1st Place Westpac Painting Award
2007 3rd Place Peter Doig Art Award
2008 North Shore City Merit Prize
2010 2nd Place Peter Doig Art Award
2011 2nd Place North Otago Art Award
2011 2nd Place Yealands Estate "Art On A Bottle"
2012 Merit Prize, City of Dunedin Art Award
Dana has been a working member of the Nelson Suter Art Society for many years and exhibits regularly in their Spring and Autumn Exhibitions.
In 2015 Dana was co-judge for the Golden Bay Art Awards.