Dana Dion
Dana Dion

Painting for me is meditative: I travel into another world. Awake, alert, yet absorbed into the art of painting … not thinking of anything else.”  — Dana Dion


Dana Dion’s paintings aim to reflect her exploration of a variety of landscapes and subsequent quest for inner expression of the experience.  Bold physicality of the painterly surfaces are balanced with a sense of vulnerability and a love for the process of painting.

Her works explore an inner landscape through a personally developed language. “I aim to locate a place of belonging”.

Dana’s life has exposed her to many landscapes. Born in Tel Aviv, she traveled back and forth between East Africa and Israel during her childhood years until 1974 when her family moved to Vancouver Canada. In 1995, she, her husband, and three children moved to London. During that time, she studied painting, eager to learn techniques and embrace her inclination for visual expression.  In 2000, Dana and her family settled in Sydney. Since 2005, she has dedicated herself full-time to painting.

Dana has participated in numerous selected group and solo exhibitions and has received many prizes and awards.



Recent Selected Exhibitions

Dana has been a finalist in numerous prestigious art awards including more recently: Adelaide Perry Art Prize, Mosman Art Prize, KAAF Art Prize, Fishers Ghost open Art Prize, Kings Art Prize, North Sydney Art Prize, ANL Maritime Art Prize Victoria, Muswellbrook Art Prize, Gosford Art Prize, Hunters Hill Art Prize, Blacktown art prize, Kogarah Art Prize, Outback Art Prize, Cowra Art Prize and Waverley Art PrizeDana has held nine solo exhibitions.

Recent Prizes & Awards

2024     Finalist – Adelaide Perry Art Prize

2023      Finalist – Lane Cove Art Prize
Finalist – Gosford Art PRize
Korean Cultural Center – Invited artist
Finalist – Hunters Hill Art prize

2022     Finalist – Gosford Art Prize
2020      Finalist – John Leslie Art Prize
2020 John Leslie Art Prize at Gippsland Art Gallery – Finalist (Painting: Rebirth Near the Lake)
2019 Hunters Hill Regional Art Prize — Winner
2019 Bell Property Acquisitive Art Prize —  Winner
2018 Hunters Hill Regional Art Prize — Winner
2017 Gosford Art Prize $15,000 —  Winner
2017 Art in the Hills Acquisitive  —  1st prize
2017 Hunters Hill Regional Art Prize — Highly Commended

Articles and Reviews 

The Australian House and Garden April 2018
Home Beautiful March 2017
The Australian House and Garden October 2015
The North Shore TImes, 16 November 2014
A La Mode Sydney 2015
Eastside radio Interview July 2012
Australian Jewish News  November 2006, Sept 2 2010
November 2013, 2014, 2015, 2017
SBS Radio August 25, 2010 /By Nitza Lowenstein
The Australian Newspaper, August 24 2010 /By Ian Shedden/ bridget Cormack
Inner West Weekly, November 2006/ By Marie Sanson

Acquisitions and Commissions

North Sydney Council – Mayor’s office
Lifestyle Manor building Bondi NSW – Commission of 27 art works
Oakhill College