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.

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....

Women of the Grove

Acrylic painting on stretched canvas
Signed on front

36" h x 48" w x 1.5" d
6 lbs. 8 oz.


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Inspired by the women of the Grove Church, that grow love. This painting is on a gallery wrapped canvas with finished edges. It comes varnished and ready to hang. 

Acrylic painting

Acrylic paint was made commercially available in the 1950’s. Acrylic is a fast drying paint that can be diluted with water, but becomes water-resistant when dry. Acrylics can be applied in thin layers and washes to resemble watercolor paints, or they can be applied in thick layers, built up for texture. The main difference between oil and acrylic paint is the drying time. Oil dries slowly, allowing more time to blend colors and apply glazes. Artists who use acrylic paints typically work faster than those who use oils. Additionally, acrylics offer more versatility and are often used for mixed media work. Artists can mix different materials into the paint, such as sand or rice. They can also apply other media on top of the dried acrylic, such as pastel or pen.

Stretched canvas

Canvas is a heavy-duty fabric used as a painting surface. When a canvas artwork is labeled stretched, it means the canvas has been wrapped around a wooden frame (the ''stretcher''). Stretched canvases typically do not require framing.


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