Art by Dana Holliday


Artist Dana Holliday specializes in residential and commercial murals. Her hand-painted work graces numerous commercial showrooms, restaurants, corporate offices and private homes across the United States and abroad.  Dana Holliday specializes in large scale murals, trompe l'oeil, faux and decorative finishes, and more recently Encaustic art. 

Hand-painting a table top on a wooden desk.

Hand-painting a table top on a wooden desk.

Murals and Furniture Painting

Dana has over 25 years experience in murals and furniture painting. She is a master of faux painting technique and finishes such as wood grain, stone, brick, marbling, tile, and rough glass bead texture. She paints murals for both commercial and residential clients.

Ripples, collection of four encaustic on tiles

Ripples, collection of four encaustic on tiles

Encaustic Art

After studying under Encaustic artist Ezshwan Winding, Dana has embraced this new technique into her painting. Dana's textural style - colors and layering - is further enhanced by the depth of encaustic technique.

Rainy Season Nepal

Rainy Season Nepal

Abstract and Canvas Art

Known for painting large murals, in recent years, Dana has taken a little detour to experiment with smaller canvases. She has been inspired by her travels to Nepal and to Italy.

To commission artwork, email or call Dana at 336-926-7866



Dana Holliday is a mural artist living in Thomasville, NC. She has been actively painting murals and faux finishes for over 20 years. Dana has been influenced by Impressionism and the works of Georgia O’Keefe while travelling to Europe, South America and New Zealand, she gathered ideas, techniques and the qualities of many cultures to integrate into her highly unique artistic style. She has created many works with a realistic or impressionistic flair and is currently exploring the spontaneity of more abstract art.

Dana loves people and her outgoing and personal style makes her a wonderful person to work with in your home or office. Dana’s special gift is to bring life to the visions of her clients and bring those visions to reality.



It is reminiscent of Zuber wallpaper. It is quiet yet so beautiful... She exceeded all of my expectations. Tom said it was one of the most fun and rewarding projects we have done in the house.
— Sharon James
She hand-painted the Art Deco “circus tent” in the bar and helped with the retouching. Dana is and has been an invaluable resource for us whether the project involves a mural, faux finish, or a creative texture.
— Peter Freeman, Freeman Kennett Architecture

Other Articles

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"Art for Nepal", Triad-City Beat - June 3, 2015, by Sayaka Matsuoka

For artist Dana Holliday, the disaster in Nepal feels personal.

Crisp photographs and colorful, abstract paintings covered the walls of a small back room in High Point’s 512 Collective last Friday as Holliday’s art show opened to the public. Fittingly titled Nepal: Journey of the Spirit, Holliday’s show exhibits images taken in and inspired by the South Asian country, after her trip there for three weeks late last November. She and her close friend Lisa made the decision to travel there on a spiritual journey but discovered much more when they became close to locals, like their tour guide Bhim Chand and his family during their stay in Chand’s home for a week.  Read more>>

2015-2016 Regional Artist Project Grant recipient - Dana Holliday