Dena Tollefson


Dena Tollefson is an American artist whose bold contemporary paintings focus on joyful use of color, texture and movement.

Dena employs a method of painting called "Daubism" where she "daubs" individually mixed paints to the canvas with a palette knife.  

Yes! She paints with a knife.  This creates highly textured and virtually three dimensional paintings.  

The largest daubs are applied with a serving spoon, allowing ridges of paint which catch the light and appear to dance and scintillate as the viewer moves past the painting. Tollefson’s work focuses on botanicals, ponds, skies, and her Corn Series of work.

Dena graduated from Iowa State University and lives in Cedar Rapids, Iowa in the heart of the United States of America.  Her original artwork is presented in some of the finest art galleries in the world. 


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