Monday, February 18, 2013

Meet Artist Dana Wayne Phillips, Spring Obsession OPEN Division Artist

Dana Phillips

O-147 Saturday in the Fountain by Dana Wayne Phillips oil  16x12 $495
Dana Phillips is a Sacramento area artist who does landscapes and figures in oils, dividing his time between plein air and studio work.  He is a studio member at Capital ArtWorks. 

Dana has been accepted in juried plein air events including the Los Gatos Plein Air Festival, the Frank Bette Plein Air Paintout, the San Luis Obispo Plein Air Festival, and the Epperson Gallery’s Valonna.  He has been included in the juried Sacramento Fine Arts Center exhibitions and in the 2012 California State Fair Exhibition where he received an Award of Merit.  In his first plein air event, the 2010 Winters Paint the Town, Dana received an artist’s choice award.   Dana has paintings currently hanging in First U.S. Community Credit Union in Rocklin, California, and the Koloa Rum Company in Kauai, Hawaii.
O-148 Long Ride Home by Dana Wayne Phillips oil 12x16 $495

Dana has taken workshops and classes with area artists including Debbie Gualco, Don Hatfield, Terry Miura, Deladier Almieda, Philippe Gandiol and Fongwei Liu. 

Dana was born and raised in Texas.  He attended the University of California, Santa Barbara, receiving a Bachelor of Arts degree in psychology and then the University of San Diego, receiving a degree of Juris Doctor.  He practiced law in southern California for ten years before moving to Sacramento to work for the Sacramento Housing and Redevelopment Agency, where he retired as General Counsel after 22 years.

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