Dana Irving was born in Prince George, BC in 1959. She studied at Douglas College, Victoria College of Art, Vancouver Academy of Art, Emily Carr Institute of Art and Design and Kwantlen College.
Influenced by the painters of the 1930’s and 40’s as well as Canada’s own “Group of Seven”, Dana has travelled extensively across British Columbia and Alberta as well as forays into Ontario and Quebec finding endless inspiration in the Canadian landscape. Seduced by the drama of the ever-changing natural beauty around her her paintings focus on movement and light with a touch of whimsy. Distinct and unique her paintings have been aptly described as “Emily Carr meets Dr. Seuss”.
Dorval Airport, Rocky Mountain Chocolate Factory,
General Motors Place, Stanley Lodge,
Palace Casino, Melville Grant Inn,
Gateway Casino, Ridgeway Annex,
Empress Hotel, North American Tea & Coffee Inc.,
Hyatt Hotel, La Rua Restaurant,
Burrard Building, and BC Rail
"There is such a joy, for an artist, to connect with your audience in any art form. For me as a painter, to interpret the inspiring beauty of the Canadian landscape and present it in my own unique language is enjoyable in itself, but to connect with the viewer in that same language is a thrill beyond measure. What a privilege it is."