After departing a 20-year corporate career that left little free time, I decided to spend more time on the things that meant something to me – creating art and working with animals. I started volunteering at our local animal shelter and I got serious about oil painting! I wasn’t inspired painting people or landscapes, so I started to focus on animals – and I haven’t looked back.
I am a member of HeARTsSpeak, an international group of artists whose mission is to give animals a unified voice through art & I use my art to help raise money for animal charities/rescue groups.
In 2021, I relocated back to the San Diego area, and currently live in Carlsbad with my husband, four rescued bunnies and our recently adopted Border Collie.
My Studio during an Ashland (Oregon) Open Studio Tour
Rogue Valley Messenger – Artist Interview https://www.roguevalleymessenger.com/gift-idea-buy-local-art-spotlight-on-dana-feagin/
Love Rhymes with Everything – animal ruminations through poetry and paintings, Art by Dana Feagin and Poetry by Kat von Cupcake – published by Ashland Creek Press, February
Contributing Artist – Paws for Charity Magazine, “Out of the Rat Race”, March
Contributing Artist – 1000 Dog Portraits, From the People Who Love Them, curated by Robynne Rayne
Featured Artist – Southern Oregon Living Magazine, Spring Issue – April
Contributing Artist – Paws for Charity 2014 Art Book
Contributing Artist – The Caterpillar Magazine, Premier Issue
Contributing Arist – Paws for Charity 2013 Art Book
Ashland Daily Tidings, Front Page “The Horses of Equamore” http://www.dailytidings.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=%2F20130228%2FNEWS02%2F302280304#
Second Place Oils/Acrylics – Irving Arts National Wildlife Art Competition
Two Meritorious Entries – Richeson Animals, Wildlife and Bird Art Competition
Special Recognition Artist – Light Space Time International Animal Art Competition and Show
Contributing Artist – Cat Sayings: Wit and Wisdom from the Whiskered Ones, Bradford G. Wheler
Contributing Artist – Mural Painter for Extreme Home Makeover, Jackson County Edition
Contributung Artist – Ongoing Print Advertising for Sanctuary One
Gamblin Award for Excellence in Oils – Irving Arts Association National Fine Art Pet Portrait Competition and Show
Meritorious Entry – Richeson Animals, Wildlife and Bird Art Competition
Two Honorable Mention Entries – Richeson Small Works Competition
Top 3 Finalist – Dog Art Today/Mutt Lynch Winery Wine Label Competition