Dalene Woodward
gilbert, Arizona

Dalene Woodward labels her art as both intentional and intuitive. She begins a piece with a color palette or a certain image in mind, and then follows her intuition and imagination, making drips, drags and marks to achieve the final painting. The colors are striking and bold, and the narratives are whimsical and lighthearted. There is a fairytale quality to the work, and a focus on the female character. The women appear strong and confident against their dreamlike backdrops and vibrant patterned outfits. Bright colors and patterns, and artists such as Gustav Klimt and Peter Max inspire Dalene. The black outlines and delicate faces of the women provide a vintage feel. The seated figure in Hotel California is reminiscent of 19th century depictions of Parisian life, such as the woman drinking in the café in Edgar Degas’s L’Absinthe. With a fresh sense of adventure and childlike joy, Dalene captures and reinterprets the romance of modern figurative painting.

River Song
40" x 30" , acrylic painting
$1,450

Hotel California
40" x 30" , acrylic painting
$1,450

Women of the Grove
36" x 48" , acrylic painting
$2,000


Siren's Song
30" x 40" , acrylic painting
$1,375

Aurora of the Borialis
48" x 36" , acrylic painting
$2,000

Peter Max Land of Sea and Sky
30" x 40" , acrylic painting
$1,375


All Things Magical and Mystical
48" x 36" , acrylic painting
$2,000


Artist and Customer Comments


Dalene Woodward 10/6/2016 | 5:20 PM

Why? is my signature, dalenay, so much a part of my Art? My signature identifies my Art, as mine for all time. My signature is my Arts identity, it's 'brand'. It is always painted in the same medium as my Art, embedded in the Art itself, sometimes appearing 'bold', always painted to signify the completion of a painting. I 'purposely intend for it to be a consistent characteristic of my Art', I won't always know the fate of my Art, but my characteristic signature forges the future of myself as an Artist. Look, you are already talking about it....