Dana Beringer is a local artist in Darien, CT. She has exhibited her work both in the states and abroad. A large percentage of the proceeds from the sale of her artwork to date has benefitted local organizations including The Myles M Beringer Foundation.
Dana Beringer’s concept of art points to an expression of the awareness and intention of conveying a creative process to the viewer and opening a visual dialogue. When asked about her art she alludes to the connection between artist and viewer which converges on the common ground of the suspended canvas She maintains that the viewer brings to the painting their own unique interpretation and this enriches any preconceptions be it a title or some recognizable imagery in the piece. These current works draw us into a serene purposeful place yet there are indications in the compositions of intended conflict and in some pieces chaos. These bold large scale works which exude the intended suggestions of tension meant to represent both intimate and global relationships in fragile turmoil are a departure from her earlier portrait series, landscape series, FOG series or the recent black and white series depicting abstract perspectives of city architecture. In other shows she has exhibited paintings expanded from sketches made from an aerial view of coastal New England including Nantucket, Block Island and Martha’s Vineyard. She has used a bold palette depicting parcels of land and water. The technique of building upon layers with muted color adds texture and depth. Some of her canvases are almost transparent with sweeping hints of color. Her paintings are reminiscent of the earlier abstract expressionistic style. City Series was inspired by city blocks and architecture in Manhattan. The second series is a retrospective of FOG seem on the water or in deep snowy avalanche areas. Dana Beringer’s artwork is an improvisational expression of her ideas and emotions. She has been painting since an early age. Dana Beringer has exhibited and sold in the United States, South America and in Europe. Her work has been photographed and credited in multiple design publications including BH & Gardens. The artist holds a BFA from CUA in Wash. DC. and a Masters in Art Therapy from CNR in New York.
Fine artist with a private practice in Art Psychotherapy. Her work is exhibited locally and held in collections worldwide. Dana is involved with local organizations, charities and supports art education .
The process … creativity seems to start as energy that at first is external. I feel as if I walk in to it. Something tangible I come into contact with that sometimes slowly and sometimes quickly enters my consciousness and then takes hold in more of a physical feeling. Often it begins when I’m in nature or as I’m between the states of moving through my day somewhat automatically and then one of my senses is triggered and I become engaged in the mid process which I then witness almost as if it’s happening in front of me and I am both inside and outside myself. I am fully aware of the process I describe it as flow. The way the ideas begin to form and the senses are awakened. There becomes an urgency to communicate visually and I must assemble my materials and begin to move the energy to the canvas. With photography I try to capture what is hyper focused through the camera lens. I am engaged as the observer, looking through a viewfinder. . This concept was introduced to me through meditative writings of various authors and it described exactly what my experiences were .