Dana Irving’s painting style is borne of a deep affection for the Canadian landscape. From her childhood in rural Prince George, BC, surrounded by pine trees and lakes, to her subsequent home on the West Coast, nature has left an indelible mark on her sense of aesthetics and place. A musician as well, Irving’s expertise lies in channeling the currents that course through each of us into art, her stylized paintings showing how the different mediums inform each other.

A form of modern day animism, Irving’s aesthetic imparts a synchronous world in which the elements harmoniously swirl as if in awareness of their kindred origins. It serves as testament to our human experience – rooted in visual representations of the sublime. For several millennia, the fjords and rain forests of the Pacific Northwest compelled its citizens to reflect the natural environment, their cultural output founding a historical context for understanding Dana’s work. From Bill Reid and Emily Carr to Dempsey Bob and Lawren Harris, their work pays respect to our natural surroundings, acknowledging the reciprocal links between all forms of life. The elements that make up our landscape: the water, trees, mountains and sky are carved out in specific detail, each with their own unique character and personal spirit, thriving and coexisting in a comprehensive vision of balance that Irving lovingly assembles for us.


The Long Day Is Over

Oil On Canvas
30″ x 40″



Oil on canvas
36 x 36


Marjorie Glacier

Oil On Canvas
30″ x 48″


Graphic Design
Emily Carr Institute of Art and Design (1981-1983)
Fine Arts
Victoria College of Art (1979-1981)

Selected Exhibitions

2014 “Atmosphere” Solo Exhibition, Ian Tan Gallery, Vancouver, BC
2012 Solo Exhibition, Ian Tan Gallery, Vancouver, BC
2011 Solo Exhibition, Ian Tan Gallery, Vancouver, BC
2009 Solo Exhibition, Ian Tan Gallery, Vancouver, BC
2008 Solo Exhibition, Steffich Fine Art, Salt Spring Island, BC


Sutherland Charity Auction (2014)
Face the World (1996-1997, 2010-2014)
Ridgeway Annex Elementary School (2004)
Splash! Arts Umbrella (1990)


North American Tea & Coffee Inc., Delta, BC
Ridgeway Annex, North Vancouver, BC
Toby’s Pub, Vancouver, BC
Melville Grant Inn, Gabriola Island, BC
Palace Casino, Edmonton, AB
BC Rail, Vancouver, BC
Gateway Casino, Burnaby, BC
Hyatt Hotel, Richmond, BC
Empress Hotel, Victoria, BC
Dorval Airport, Montreal, QC
Aqua Riva Restaurants, Vancouver, BC
General Motors Place, Vancouver, BC
Stanley Lodge, Vancouver, BC
Monk McQueen’s Restaurant, Vancouver, BC
Benny’s Bagels, Vancouver, BC
Rocky Mountain Chocolate Factory, Vancouver, Whistler, Prince George, BC
Burrard Building, Vancouver, BC
La Rua Restaurant, Whistler, BC


West Coast Homes and Design, 2014
North Shore News, 2014
Association of Book Publishers of BC, 2014
The Citizen, 2001
North Shore News, 2004
Prince George Free Press, 2001
The Province, 1995
Vancouver Sun, 1995
Award Magazine, 1995
Vancouver Sun, 1994
Interior Design Magazine, 1991
Whistler Questions, 1988