About the Artist
Dana Phillips is a recent Virginia resident coming from Sacramento, California. Dana now resides at Smith Mountain Lake. He does, primarily, landscapes and figures in oils, dividing his time between plein air and studio work. Dana has taken workshops and classes with Bay Area artists including Debbie Gualco, Don Hatfield, Terry Miura, Deladier Almieda, Philippe Gandiol, Fongwei Liu, and Robert Gant Steel.
Dana was born and raised in Texas. He attended the University of California, Santa Barbara, receiving a Bachelor of Arts degree in psychology and then the University of San Diego, receiving a degree of Juris Doctor. He practiced law in southern California for ten years before moving to Sacramento to work for the Sacramento Housing and Redevelopment Agency, where he retired as General Counsel after 22 years.