Topsail Island North Carolina artist and teacher creates whimsical watercolors & acrylics inspired by her love of the coast!

Dana's artwork is available at these locations:

  • QuarterMaster's Restaurant - Surf City, NC
  • Surf City Surf School - Surf City, NC

danaesbenshade@yahoo.com 

Juried Memberships:  CIVA Christians In the Visual Arts,  North Carolina Wildlife Artist Society

Organizations:  Wilmington Art Association, National Art Education Association,   Kutztown University Alumni

At the Beach with Belle and Buddy in Surf City, Topsail Island, NC

At the Beach with Belle and Buddy in Surf City, Topsail Island, NC

Bella, my goldendoodle, and I paddleboarding when she was just a baby about a year ago.

Bella, my goldendoodle, and I paddleboarding when she was just a baby about a year ago.

Art On the Neuse- Oriental, NC My art on display at this fun event!

Art On the Neuse- Oriental, NC

My art on display at this fun event!

SeaFair docked in Morehead City, NC.

SeaFair docked in Morehead City, NC.

In my exhibit at SeaFair with my wonderful husband & fellow teacher, Bob.  The MegaYacht was docked in Morehead City for the weekend art show as part of the NC Seafood Festival.  It was a great experience to be a part of.  We met a lot of great artists and art lovers.

In my exhibit at SeaFair with my wonderful husband & fellow teacher, Bob.  The MegaYacht was docked in Morehead City for the weekend art show as part of the NC Seafood Festival.  It was a great experience to be a part of.  We met a lot of great artists and art lovers.

Dana with her artwork in the background on the Mega Yacht art venue SeaFair.

Dana with her artwork in the background on the Mega Yacht art venue SeaFair.