About Dana Dion
“For me painting is meditative ...I travel into an imaginary world. I am awake, I am alert, yet completely absorbed in the act of painting...not thinking of anything else”
My abstracts landscapes are based on the Australian bush and water and my connections to the geographies of previous places I have lived in: East Africa, USA, Canada, Israel and England.
I aim my paintings to be luscious and evocative, exploring both the physical landscape and an inner understanding and interpretation of that landscape.
The art aims to capture the interaction of branches, trees, vegetation, rocks, hills, lakes and water. Trees, for example, create “windows” to the view beyond; encapsulating the intimacy of the Australian landscape: the slow moving flux of trees, leaves and branches, disappearing and reappearing, and the subtle changes in light, space and texture.
Experiences and feelings of nature are taken back to my studio. I paint large, use a lot of paint and, while painting, move energetically to allow movement to initiate rhythms and flow. Intuition of the landscape and boldness drive the work.
Painting a landscape creates for me, and hopefully my viewers, a sense shared ownership and belonging: a connection, a duty of care, and common experience of landscapes.
Recent Art prizes and Awards.
2017 winner - Gosford art prize $15.000 winner - Art oak hill Acquisitive $7000 ; Finalist - Adelaide Perry art prize; Finalist - KAAF Korean art prize Winner - Art Xtra - Lane Cove/ Guy Warren Award; Highly Commended - ArtXtra/ mixed media; Highly Commended - Hunters Hill Art Prize/ Regional; Finalist - North Sydney Art Prize; 2nd prize - Royal Art Show/ seascape : Finalist - KAAF Korean Art Prize
2016 2nd Prize - Royal Arts Show/ seascape; Highly Commended and People’s Choice - WIngecarribee Art Prize Finalist - Gosford Art Prize; Finalist - Hunters Hill Art Prize, Finalist - The Hills Acquisitive prize; Very Highly Commended - Lane Cove Art prize: Finalist - KAAF Korean Art Prize
2015 Finalist - Mosman Art Prize; Finalist - Fishers Ghost Art prize/ Open; Finalist - ANL Maritime Art Prize Victoria Finalist - Muswellbrook Art Prize; Highly Commended - Gosford Art Prize; Finalist - North Sydney Art Prize Finalist - Blacktown art prize; Winner AND best in category - Royal Arts Show/ seascape; Finalist - Hornsby Art Prize; winner - Fairfield Art Prize/ drawing; Commended - Lane Cove Art prize/ contemporary ; Winner - Northbridge Art Prize/ acrylic painting
2014 finalist - Blacktown Art Prize; finalist - Fishers Ghost Art Prize ; finalist - Kogarah Art Prize; finalist - Hunters Hill Art prize; commended - Lane Cove Art Prize/ contemporary ; Highly commended - Flinders Art Show Melbourne; Highly Commended - Royal Arts Show; 2nd Prize - The Hills Art prize
Dana Dion Studio and Gallery Greenwich, Sydney, Australia
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