Dana Winder's contemporary landscape paintings depict scenes from Ireland's countryside in particular Co Kerry on the southwest coast where the artist lives. Mostly painted outdoors on location ( plein air ) these oil paintings capture changes in the landscape through the seasons. Some of the places represented in these works include 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 on the Kerry Way walking route.
Painted in oil on linen canvas 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.