Dana Hooper's distinctive, confident and fluid style of painting is immediately recognizable. There is an idiosyncratic element to her work that pulls you in every time. She has the uncanny instinct of knowing when she has done just enough to articulate her subject without overworking. She catches her subject seemingly on the fly - in the quick and confident flurry of brushstrokes coming together.
Northern California has had a long and illustrious history of just this kind of painting, dating back to the exuberant work of the Society of Six. It is a history of painterly works done in plein air, a tribute to the beauty and light of our surroundings. Dana has given new life and vitality to the medium. Her works are a celebration of the joys of working in oil.