Dana Jackson Painting in Monet's Garden

“Art is a journey”

Dana Jackson is an experienced artist who travels extensively abroad and around her own country New Zealand in search of inspiring images to paint.

Recent tours through Europe have given her a wide range of vivid images from coasts of cliffs and craggy mountains to lines of characterful buildings dappled with sun and shadow, narrow streets twisting their way between them. The complexity of centuries old cathedrals, castles and fortresses provide her with material which is not available in New Zealand. Touring through different seasons has added even more diversity to the painting possibilities. You will often find a cat, dog, sheep or cows included in her work. 

Dana has been painting since her earliest recollections and is involved in community arts in her home town of Raumati and also in Wellington. She regularly exhibits with the New Zealand Academy of Fine Arts and has been an invited guest artist for both the New Zealand Water Colour Society and the KACS Society. Exhibitions of her work have taken place in Germany, France, Italy and London. Her paintings can be found in private collections all around the world. 

Latest News & Updates

  • "The Kapiti Invasion" Exhibition
    Along with 38 Kapiti artists, we have combined forces to produce an outstanding exhibition.

    It’s well worth a visit.
    Think reinvented artworks like recycled Golden Syrup tins transformed into a saint’s robes, carved flowing Oamaru stone birds, paua embedded lighthouses made from Kapiti driftwood, a richly coloured ceramic rendition of an old Southward’s car, chain maille and steampunk jewellery, delicate and haunting Italian inspired handmade masks, abstract and realistic paintings, wood and glass creations plus more delightful works.

    Emerging and renowned artists include Alan Wehipeihana, Debbie Pointon, Bodhi Vincent, Wendy Masters, May Iremonger, Sonia Savage, Jan Waterfield, Vinny Thompson, John and Edna Stuart, Phil Quinn, George Thompson, Olinka Heath, Kimbra, Donna Clarke Taylor, Joan Coleman and me.

    The plan is that this may become a biannual event, with Hutt artists invading our shores next year.

    The Odlin Gallery is open from 10am to 4pm daily at 9 Myrtle Street, Lower Hutt (a stone’s throw from the Dowse).

     “The Kapiti Invasion” exhibition runs until 12 May with free admission.

    Posted 6 May 2013, 21:12 by Dana Jackson
  • Rotary Art Show
    Come along and see works in all media from around the country.
    Local and global landscapes, flora, fauna, portraiture and abstracts - it's all there.
    Now an annual event on the Kapiti Coast.
    I had great fun painting the interior of a room with some of my favourite things, including the other painting entered in the exhibition of a Mona Lisa version of a cat!
    Until 22 October at Southward Museum, Otaihanga Road, Paraparaumu. Admission $2.
    The proceeds go towards promoting fine art in the Kapiti district.
    Posted 21 Oct 2012, 02:55 by Dana Jackson
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