Dana Marie is a Self-taught Oregon Artist and has sold her paintings worldwide.
'Painting is not only my profession, it is my passion! It is a tangible way that I am able to share with others a piece of who I am...an expression of me. Each stroke is a verse...each verse comes together as one to tell yet another story. We may look at a painting and see a flower...a tree...but if 'breathe in' that same painting we may see from a much different perspective...we may be able to begin to see the layers of unspoken feelings expressed on the canvas. My hope is that my passion is seen and felt through each piece I create.'
Along with creating large fine art works, Dana Marie also creates beautiful original wearable art! She hand paints each miniature painting inside the glass locket pendants. Everyone of these wonderful pendant necklaces are original unique works of art!
'Needless to say, I absolutely love what I do and I hope it shows at least a little in each piece I create. My hope is you will find joy in the work I create'
Dana Marie also owns and runs the Dana Marie Art Gallery which is a new art gallery in downtown Corvallis in the historic Madison Plaza at 425 SW Madison which is currently displaying the works of Willamette Valley artists. The gallery features contemporary fine art, artisan jewelry, and original wearable art.
The Dana Marie Art Gallery is family-owned and operated by Dana Marie and Dr. Emil Slatick. Dana Marie is an artist new to the Corvallis area who creates contemporary “whimsical” art that is inspired by the natural beauty that surrounds us. Her husband, Emil, is a Clinical Psychologist with a practice in Newport Oregon; and now in Corvallis as well. This couple's love for the arts inspired them to open a gallery through which talented artists can share their vision. Dana and Emil strive to create warm and inviting space for art to be displayed with a simple elegance that is meant to appeal to visitors and patrons alike.