Landscape Paintings

These are beautiful landscape paintings of the Irish countryside. They depict scenes from rural Ireland in particular Co Kerry on the southwest coast of Ireland where the artist lives. Mostly painted outdoors on location ( plein air ) these oil paintings capture how the landscape changes through the seasons and months. Local landmarks from near Caherdaniel on the Ring of Kerry are represented in an imaginative way: the grounds of Derrynane with it's wonderful beaches and gardens; Westcove harbour where sea meets bog: the rocky shore of Reen beach; Killarney lakes and National Park; the powerful Coomakiste Pass and the hills of Behaghane. These works are painted in oil on canvas and linen using brush and palette knife. In some of these paintings areas of the linen have been left exposed creating the effect of the images emerge from canvas. This approach of leaving parts of the painting left unfinished is quite unique and characteristic of the artist's style.

​Dana's oil paintings pay tribute to the beauty of the Irish landscape with a delicate handling of oil paint and a sensitive use of colour.

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