Dana Margaret Irwin began painting under the tutelage of watercolorist Lois Thomas in Greenville, SC at age nine. Her formal art study includes a BFA in graphic design from the University of Georgia and post-graduate work at Tyler School of Art in Pennsylvania, Art Students League in NY, School of Visual Arts in NY and Pythagorian Art Institute, Samos, Greece.
Her career as art director spans three decades of national book and magazine publishing. She is a member of Saints of Paint, a collective funding non-profits and artists.
Her work has been shown at Greenville Museum of Art in SC, Upstairs Gallery in Tryon, NC, Semi-Public in Asheville, NC and exists in collections in the US and Europe.