Dana Mario Wood: Artist & Oil Painter

Dana Mario Wood’s bold aesthetic inspires individual experiences in the deeper meanings and metaphors of life.

With a belief that visual art should offer both sacred and spiritual experiences, Dana Mario Wood explores the bold use of color and light to create vivid images that breathe life into each piece.

Dana Mario Wood began his love of drawing and painting as a child, and now his original works hang in homes and businesses across the United States, with limited edition prints and giclee canvases of his original works available for purchase here on Dana's website. 

Dana’s fine art oil paintings masterfully capture serenity and tumult through a unique quality of line and composition. He is an award-winning artist who has been featured in galleries, publications, and the LDS Church History Museum for solo and group shows. Over the past 20 years individual and corporate clients across the U.S. have commissioned him for oil paintings and portraiture. He also delivers art workshops and instruction for artists of all ages.

Dana is supported by an incredible family who shares his passion for the experience of creating art together. 

Additional Experience


July 3-4, 2017 - Freedom Festival Annual Art Show, Historic Utah County Courthouse, Provo UT - Invitational Art Exhibit celebrating our nations freedom through visual expression.

March 31, 2017 - Ignite Creativity Summit, Raleigh NC - Invited by a Visual Art Exchange sponsor to contribute to creativity collaborative think tank discussion.  A VEA event sponsored by PNC. 

March 3 - April 29 2017 - Imurj Grand Opening Pioneer Art Exhibit downtown Raleigh, NC.

Nov 18, 2016 - Nov 19, 2016 - New England Art Tour and Scholarship Fundraiser for 1st Generation College Students. Brigham Young University Alumni Association,  Belmont, MA Chapter

August 26, 2016 - North Carolina Museum of Art  Monster Drawing Rally,  - A NCMA community fund raiser composed of 74 artists drawing live selling their work as soon as quickly as pieces are completed.

October 27-28 2016 - Essential Edge Live 2016 Panelist - Participated as a panelist in live Q&A panel discussion about running a successful art business. The creative retreat offers knowledge and skills needed to run a profitable art business.  Attendees gain insight on Market and Business Intelligence, increasing sales by engaging and appealing to a large audience via social media, networking with artists and financial advisors about how to increase sales, market work and keep financial records. 

September 2016 - International Religious Art Competition - Recipient of Visitors Choice and Merit Award. Fewer than 10% chosen from more than 1,200 worldwide entries chosen to exhibit for one year at Church History Museum - Salt Lake City, UT

August 2016 - Key Note Presenter at Regional Women’s Conference - Empowering Women as Leaders in our communities, Hickory, NC. . 

June 12, 2016 North Carolina Museum of Art Pop-up Event - Impressionist Pastel Drawing/Painting Live Demo - Encouraging visitors of all ages and walks of life to make a mark in life and create.  Building community through collaboration and artistic expression.