Dena Tollefson

Dena Tollefson In Studio 2009Dena Tollefson is a full-time, professional artist from Cedar Rapids, Iowa. Her “Daubism” body of work is a unique process she developed, where “daubs” of individually mixed oil paint are applied with a palette knife with isolated, cupped shapes of color. The largest daubs are applied with a serving spoon, allowing ridges of paint which catch the light and appear to dance as the viewer moves past the painting. People are drawn to the texture – many describe her work as low relief sculpture in oil paint. Tollefson’s work focuses on botanicals, ponds, skies, and her Corn Series of work, biographies where people are depicted as ears of corn. Her work is highly tactile… [read more]

Original Oil Paintings

“Daubism“, Pallet Knife Oil Paintings, Botanicals, Ponds and Skies