I have lived in Oklahoma for over 40 years and currently live at Grand Lake in Northeast Oklahoma. My newest series of paintings reflects my love and inspiration from the landscape, places and people of the lake and surrounding areas. To me, art is an expression of the life and cultural of the world we live in. I love to explore light and color of the scenes I paint. I also finds great inspiration in the cultural history of the peoples of my state. My first interest in western art began with her grandfather, a cowboy who lived and worked on ranches in West Texas. My 3x great grandmother was a full blood Cherokee in North Carolina and although her ancestors never registered and they have lost that heritage, I find fulfillment in sharing my vision of Native Americans and the richness of their culture in my paintings.
Dana Lombardo is a self taught artist who lives and works at Grand Lake in Oklahoma. Dana is most recognized for her figurative work in oils. Her subject matter includes Native Americans, urban scenes, landscapes and still lifes.
Dana is a Signature member of American Women Artists, Women Artist is the West and Cowgirl Artists of America and is an Associate member of National Oil and Acrylic Painters Society, Oil Painters of America and American Plains Artists.
Dana has participated in numerous National juried exhibitions and has previously been invited to participate in both the Mountain Oyster Club Show in Arizona and the Small Works Great Wonders show in Oklahoma. She was recently the 2021 recipient of the purchase award at the 2021 Bosque Art Classic in Clifton, Texas. She has received numerous other awards including best narrative, best figurative, best oil, artist’s choice and honorable mention.
Dana's art has been published in Art of the West, Southwest Art Magazine, Western Art Collector and Western Art and Architecture.