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ADVANCING THE ARTS ACROSS MARYLAND

Dana Simson

Dana Simson

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Artist Work

Earth Ark
2003
oil
48"x 38"
king Fisher
2015
oil
32" x 18"
Cheers
2015
oil
40" x 28"
No rEgrets
2016
oil
32" x 18"
Fat Lester
2016
oil
38" x 28"
The wonder of it
2017
oil
48" x 38"

Artist Information

County
Wicomico County
Phone
410-603-0531
Artistic Category

Visual Arts

Artist Statement

I dwell in a place of deep reverence for our natural world and the beauty it so generously offers us. It is a story I try to catch in my artwork, to capture another's imagination, setting a little spark-if just for a moment.

Artist Bio

Dana Simson is an illustrator/author and the force behind Chesapeake East Company, producing her handmade designs in paintings/prints, ceramic, jewelry, decor and gifts. Her engaging imagery has also been licensed internationally in fabric, rugs, stationary, home decor, gift items, and tabletop. She has 15 published books including 4 children’s picture books, gift books and a pop-up book. Dana’s work is in many private collections and several museums. Her artwork has been featured in many national magazines, placed in TV shows and Hollywood movies, including Titanic.

These days Dana creates one of a kind work singularly made by her in her home studio on an island in the Chesapeake Bay. You can visit the Chesapeake East studio/store at 501 West Main Street on the Wicomico River in downtown Salisbury, Maryland or check out her website at danasimson.com. Her inspiration remains nature, reflected in her latest book, paintings and ceramic sculptures. As a life-long environmentalist, Dana endeavors to use her skills as an artist to promote environmental issues.