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Dana Irving "Pride of Place"


Amy Boyle
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Drawn to the beauty of the Pacific Northwest, Dana finds inspiration in the quiet grandeur of the rainforest. Influenced by the painters of the 1930's including Canada's own "Group of Seven", Dana's unique style has been described as "Emily Carr meets Dr. Seuss".

Living in Vancouver, where nature cannot be ignored, Dana turns her artistic expression toward the spacious forests of ancient trees, emerald green rivers and the moody weather around it all. Dana is a noticeable presence in the North American art scene.

Nature has always been an influence in Dana's life. Having grown up in rural northern British Columbia she was exposed to hunting, fishing, canoeing and hiking throughout childhood and as a young adult. Her travels and work experience have taken her to the tops of mountains in the Kootenays, to the frozen prairies in northern Alberta, to the Rocky Mountains and across Canada to Ontario and Quebec. Dana has developed a reverence for the natural majesty of this country and it is evident in her painting.

At the West End Gallery, 1203 Broad Street, Victoria

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