DD Manly

Mixed Media / Lafayette, LA


Bold color and movement -- these are elements that intrigue Dana Manly, an artist who currently specializes in combining meditation with intuitive painting.
"Centering and following your intuition on point of inspiration, color and composition is what I love about the creative process. It allows you to unfold the mystery as you paint."


This New Orleans native came to Lafayette, Louisiana to study Fine Arts at the University of Louisiana, Lafayette. After studying Fine Arts for three years, she changed majors and ultimately obtained a Masters Degree in Kinesiology from LSU in Baton Rouge, Louisiana and more recently a Masters degree in Counseling from University of Louisiana, Lafayette.

She continues to paint, exploring the mystery of life and the truth that painting reveals.

Her work is currently being shown at:

Barnel's Art & Framing Gallery - Lafayette, La
Sans Souci Fine Crafts Gallerie - Lafayette, La
Ariodante Gallery - 535 Julia Street in New Orleans, La