Dana Roman (Canmore, AB) graduated with a Masters Degree in Architecture in Prague, Czechoslovakia. Upon moving to Canada she established her textile art business ‘Artacious’ and for more than 30 years Dana designed and painted silk fabrics and art wear selling to stores across North America, England and Japan.
Dana has won several awards for her art including the 2007 Kroma Award at “Painting on the Edge” an international exhibition organized by the Federation of Canadian Artists as well as in 2000 she received first prize in the professional division at Silk Painters International in Washington.
Dana’s pieces begin with pure white or pale coloured silk. The silk is stretched and a design is hand-drawn or painted on the fabric. Colour areas are hand painted with a superior silk dye that is imported from France, using paintbrushes and other techniques to produce various textural and patterned effects. The silk is steamed and then pre-washed so that the finished item is safely hand washable.
ACC Exhibitions: Devonian (2001), AB Seen (2002), Creative Spirit (2002), Devonian II (2002), All About Alberta (2005), The Nominees (2005), inSERIES (2006), All About Alberta II (2006), Drawing From Nature (2009), Love of Craft (2010), Language of Craft (2015)