Dana Goodfellow is an award winning abstract painter who works out of her Darien, CT and Southampton studios producing work in oil and acrylic on canvas along with printmaking. A third generation artist, she received her B.A. in Art and Art History from Marymount College in Tarrytown, NY and has studied at the Arts Students League in New York. Describing herself as a “colorist”, Goodfellow’s unique ability to blend and harmonize colors was perfected during an earlier, decade-long career in the fashion industry in New York City. Within the last 20 years she has won many awards for paintings and been included in many juried exhibits, and has presented numerous solo shows in the Northeast.

“I find inspiration in unlikely sources, seek out a variety of ideas to develop, and thrive on the challenge of exploring new themes. As a fashion designer, to ensure that an entire collection was suitably coordinated, I continuously evaluated color combinations. These experiences finely tuned my sense of color and influenced my approach to painting. Today, a particular color combination often compels me to create a painting just to further explore the nuances of hue. As my creative process continues, a balanced, abstract composition provides structure and foundation to the painting. Drama is then introduced through the combination of texture, line, soft and hard edges, a variety of brushstrokes, washes, glazes and the tension that emerges from mixing techniques and media to achieve a desired effect.”

Dana’s keen sense of light is the unifying quality and primary focus of her paintings. Her works are based on strong compositions, values and color harmony. She has served on the board of the Rowayton Arts Center since 2001 and has taught painting classes there since 2010. Dana’s work can be found in private collections throughout the U.S. and has been featured in many local publications.

Dana teaches both abstract and realistic painting at the Rowayton Arts center. Her work can be found in collections throughout the U.S.