Artist Dana Hawley was born and raised in Marin County where she grew up hiking the many trails that crisscross Mt. Tamalpais. She received her B.A., with honors, from the University of California at Davis where she majored in Biological Illustration. She worked in this exacting genre for five years and when the opportunity arose to attend the San Francisco Art Institute and explore the opposite end of the artistic spectrum, she was ready. Her paintings are impressionistic interpretations of rural Northern California. She regularly takes her easel and supplies out of doors and paints on location. She teaches an annual plein air workshop and continues to show and sell her work. Hawley Tasting Room and Gallery in Healdsburg displays her recent landscapes and figurative nudes.

“Peaceful Pastures,” oil on canvas, painted on location, plein air, in Petaluma, CA, 12″ x 16″, $450.