Dana Roman was trained as an architect and worked for 10 years in architectural firms, before she decided to switch to art. For the next 20 years she designed and manufactured painted silk fabric and artwear made of handpainted silk. Since moving to Canmore, Alberta in 1997, Dana became a studio artist and now works in acrylics, pastels, watercolors, monoprints, mixed media and textiles (specifically painted silk). In her paintings Dana strives to express the power of nature, and the memories and emotions she has when hiking, scrambling, skiing and backpacking in the mountains. The recipient of numerous awards, Dana exhibits extensively throughout Western Canada.