My artwork is inspired by the deep joy I find in nature, especially at our home on Maryland’s Eastern Shore. We tangle with the hard work of restoring a century old farmhouse, living organically and occasionally driving home through the high tides that reclaim what passes for our road. Our home is called secrethouse, because when we discovered it no one had lived here since 1950 except foxes and black snakes. (Both still visit) I hope to share the stories and inspiration of the Secrethouse property with you through my paintings and this website. I expect it will evolve, as has this once forgotten and overgrown property that now happily reflects years of creative solutions, sweaty conviction and a deep education in power tools.
Dana Simson’s engaging imagery has been licensed in fabric, rugs, stationary, home decor, gift items, and tabletop. She has 11 published books and Dana’s creations are in the collections of national museums, and have been featured in many national magazines, TV shows and Hollywood movies, including Titanic.