Dana’s Studio of Art
Yellville, AR 72687
Directions: From the traffic light at the west end of AR62/412 in Mountain Home (bypass), travel 20.6 miles, through Yellville and past Miller Hardware and turn right onto AR202. Travel just 0.1 mile to the first building on your right, Dana’s Studio of Art & Gallery. It is a blue metal building with lots of parking.
Dana Johnson, a native Texan, finds her source of inspiration in the Ozark Mountains, as well as in the experiences she has while meeting interesting people that live in the area. Johnson works with multiple mediums, allowing subject matter to dictate whether it will be oil, pastels, acrylic or watercolor.
“I want my students to see by working with the negative space, and see color by understanding values,” says Johnson. Johnson offers private art classes for all ages and levels of ability in her studio. She also teaches adult classes through North Arkansas Community College’s continuing education program, in Harrison, Arkansas, and offers workshops throughout Arkansas and Missouri.
Johnson describes herself as self- taught, but she does have some formal training. She was also mentored by artist and teacher, Jo Rowell. Currently, Johnson is the President of the Palette Art League, the Area Art Club and White River Artists. She also is member of the Mid-Southern Watercolors, Arkansas Pastel Society, The Art Odyssey studio tour, and serves on the board of the Ozark Regional Arts Council.
Johnson’s artwork is featured in numerous galleries and private collections within the United States and European countries and is included in “Art with a Heart Animal Publications,” “Art and Artisans of the Ozarks, Vol 1 and 2,” and contributor to the Sunny Dale Knoll children’s book series. Dana has received the cherished Grumbacher Gold Medallion numerous times for her pastel artwork, and Best of Show and other top awards in competitions.
Her artwork is available for purchase online at www. paletteartleague.org and www.danajohnsonsart.com, or at her gallery.