Artist StatementI dwell in a place of deep reverence for our natural world and the beauty it so generously offers us. It is a story I try to catch in my artwork, to capture another's imagination, setting a little spark-if just for a moment.
Dana Simson is an illustrator/author and the force behind Chesapeake East Company, producing her handmade designs in paintings/prints, ceramic, jewelry, decor and gifts. Her engaging imagery has also been licensed internationally in fabric, rugs, stationary, home decor, gift items, and tabletop. She has 15 published books including 4 children’s picture books, gift books and a pop-up book. Dana’s work is in many private collections and several museums. Her artwork has been featured in many national magazines, placed in TV shows and Hollywood movies, including Titanic.
These days Dana creates one of a kind work singularly made by her in her home studio on an island in the Chesapeake Bay. You can visit the Chesapeake East studio/store at 501 West Main Street on the Wicomico River in downtown Salisbury, Maryland or check out her website at danasimson.com. Her inspiration remains nature, reflected in her latest book, paintings and ceramic sculptures. As a life-long environmentalist, Dana endeavors to use her skills as an artist to promote environmental issues.