Dana Winder

Landscape and Garden Paintings

Dana Winder is an Irish landscape painter working largely in oils on canvas. Born in Dublin she now lives in Kerry where the wonderful landscape and flora provide endless inspiration for her paintings. A self taught artist she studied History of Art and has been influenced by traditional and contemporary artists alike. Color is a strong driving force in her work and she likes to paint outdoors to accurately capture the subtle tones and hues of what she paints. Local scenes from near her home in Castlecove are of particular interest to the artist. Painting plein air (on location) she tries to capture the atmosphere and feel of the scene she paints. This ranges from rocky kerry shorelines, beaches with open skies, rocky mountains, to country scenes of lanes with hedgerow and the unmistakable paintings of the artist's kerry garden. 

Many of these landscape paintings she has painted on linen which she has primed using transparent primers to retain the natural tones of the fabric. This often gives the paintings a very natural earthy look that contrasts well with the effect of palette knife. Leaving areas of the linen bare she creates an impression of the images appearing to emerge from the canvas. This distinctive feature of her work can be seen in many of her large plein air landscapes.

Dana's Kerry garden and landscape paintings are on display in the Purcell Gallery Kenmare, her Studio at Castlecove. 

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Contact:  Dana Winder, Behaghane, Castlecove, Co. Kerry, Ireland. Phone:  +353 877712942