When you see one of Dana Beery’s paintings or you have the opportunity to meet her in person, you will see that she is based and inspired on Rock and Roll. Raised in a household of creating art, cars and music, Dana considers herself as an old-school punk rocker. Born in California and well traveled throughout the United States, Dana has spent the last 16 years in Hollywood and currently, Las Vegas, working in the Film and Music Industry as a Professional Photographer and Key-Pro Make-Up Artist.
Having numerous working relationships with celebrities and famous musicians, one could literally write a book about her life! From sharing a house with Linda Blair, of The Exorcist, to working with Prince in London and Las Vegas, to being given a tour by Paul Stanley at his house… there are so many fascinating stories that have inspired her to create her most recent series of paintings. Dana is currently working on a commissioned painting for Robert Downey, Jr.
Dana’s photography and celebrity portraiture is deep and on the surface, seemingly dark. Inspired by masters like Rembrandt, she has a keen sense of lighting in both her photography and fine art paintings.
“Since I can remember, I have been given the gift of being able to see things that most people miss… like shapes, faces and figures in broken tiles, coffee stains, rain puddles or dust on a mirror.”
As an artist with intense self-discipline and influenced by her world travels, Dana has fallen in love with creating her original fine art paintings that are typically fantasy based and surreal. She carefully selects radical, attention getting subjects that intentionally bend the mind. She enjoys bringing humor to people through her paintings, using vibrant palettes and thought provoking somewhat twisted and distinct subjects. Oftentimes, Dana’s fans enjoy the humorous side that is braided in her work… and end up laughing! She is uniquely inspired by untypical subjects, often incorporating her own image as one of, “The Rolling Stones” as she navigates through her adventurous and amazing life.