My artistic name is “Maropa”. I am now in Qualicum Beach (since 2018 from Salt Spring Island). I paint in various media; presently I am doing watercolor painting and inks.
Dana Wagner is a local artist living in Parksville, BC
Dana works in mixed media, sea glass, watercolour, fashion illustration, photography and jewelry design infusing these with influences and principles inherent in her martial arts training. Inspired to continue learning, Dana attends workshops, seminars including Emily Carr University of Art and Design where she finds happiness in the simplicity and free expression through the Fine Arts. Dana has received honourable mentions for her work in juried shows and her work is held in private collections in Canada, USA, Japan and Mexico.
I took my first art lessons in 2006. I wanted to paint the landscape of Vancouver Island and British Columbia. I was 64 years of age. Oil paint was my preference as I felt it was a more forgiving medium and therefore easier to fix up my mistakes. Aside from those few early lessons I am pretty much self taught. I am proud to say my works hang in the United States, Europe and Canada. I am a resident artist at The Old School House Art Center in Qualicum Beach British Columbia. I am there painting in studio 9 every Friday where I have number of paintings displayed for sale.