‘I Like Variety’

Categories: 2024 May-June Issue, Figurative, Genre, Lombardo, Dana, Oil, Still Life, and Wildlife.

Dana Lombardo has a 9 to 5 job, but it doesn’t take her far from her art projects. Both, in fact, are usually in the same room. Lombardo is a contract specialist for a hospital and lives in Grand Lake, at the foothills of the Ozark Mountains in the northeast corner of Oklahoma. Since the pandemic, she’s been able to work from home, setting up her office in her art studio.

“It’s great because I can sit across the room and stare at [one of my paintings], and say it needs this or it needs that,” Lombardo says. “I can work on my contracts, send them off to people, then jump over to my easel and do a little work.”

Lombardo’s current routine involves preparing for upcoming art shows and exhibits that make the self-taught artist increasingly excited about the work she’s producing. She’s looking at a busy year that will include having works this spring in the 2024 Oil Painters of America National Exhibition in Wichita, Kansas, which runs through May 31, and the Women Artists of the West Invitational at the Woolaroc Museum in Oklahoma, which runs from May 2 through August 2.

Read the full article in the May/June 2024 issue.

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