Meet Dana

Meet Dana
Dana working on a tile table top commission.
Chesapeake East
Inside the store at Chesapeake East.
meet Dana
Dana working on a large mural installation featuring animals from the Chesapeake Bay.

Meet Dana Simson:

I dwell in a place of deep love for our natural world and the beauty it so generously offers us. At home, surrounded by a big sky and the Chesapeake Bay, each day comes with visual gifts that fill my heart. I am quite content spending the day with my animal friends, chatting at length with any creature that will listen. This is the fuel that runs my imagination. There is never enough time to pull all the ideas that form out into a painting or ceramic. Each day is a new opportunity to enjoy the journey onward.

Dana Simson’s engaging imagery has been licensed in fabric, rugs, stationary, home decor, gift items, and tabletop. She has 15 published books including 4 children’s picture books, gift books, a pop-up book and her latest Trumpzine. Dana’s work is in many private collections and several museums. Her artwork has been featured in many national magazines, placed in TV shows and Hollywood movies, including Titanic.

Dana’s latest work includes several books, along with new designs in ceramic and paintings. You can visit her store- FULL of original paintings, handmade/painted ceramic, jewelry, gifts, books and stationary at 501 West Main Street, Salisbury, Maryland. Her store/studio is in a wonderful vintage brick building right on the Wicomico River. Upstairs you can stay in any of 4 beautiful artful lofts- offered through Airbnb.

Lester the Goat
Fat Lester is king of the goats.
Benevolent, happy to come with you on a walk
and well mannered unless something looks tasty.
MeetGiles
Giles as a kid, the latest bottle-fed baby.
She is goat ambassador to those willing to give her a pat.
Meetfly
Sometimes Dana works outside- here a butterfly wonders about the flower being painted on a set of dinnerware.