Dana Cromie

New Work - 2020

In 2020, I am continuing to explore with my Urban Weaves. These paintings are made with multiple strips cut from a single piece of 22” X 30” 300lb Arches rough cotton paper, painted, stamped, printed, and then woven and mounted on birch plywood.

At the same time, I am working on a series of sketches of ships in Mumbai Harbour using photographs from our trip in 2017. Ultimately, I would like to make a large scroll painting to convey my amazement at the variety and number of ships that we encountered on one ferry ride, set against the endless city and haze.

I continue to use the iPad throughout my planning process. The studio provides an ideal environment where I can concentrate on the intricacies of interpreting my environment, puzzling through formulaic composition, combining complex rhythms with the fractured intimacy of venetian blinds. I am inspired by the world around me, landscapes both natural and man-made, and the ongoing fragmentation of all aspects of life.

Print information for iPad work is available HERE