Dana Cooper is an award winning artist, residing in Southern California. Creating colorful "slice of life" paintings in oil, Dana captures people, places and things, allowing the viewer to witness a moment in time and create their own narrative. Being a life long people watcher has solidified her particular passion for painting people from all walks of life and cultures. Formerly a children's art teacher, Dana is currently teaching adults at Cannery Paints in Newport Beach, CA. Dana's work has been most influenced by studying with Kim English, Randall Sexton, Carolyn Anderson and Cynthia Grilli.