Dana Mowdy Spencer is an impressionist, who loves the natural world, and her Native American heritage. You'll often find her in the upstairs art studio in her home, or outside with her menagerie of domestic and feral animals.
Born and raised in Oklahoma City, OK, Dana became an art enthusiast before entering kindergarten. She took art classes throughout her school years, and she graduated from Yukon High School, in Yukon, OK. She attended Oklahoma State University. Dana and her husband live on an acreage in beautiful south Texas.
In the 1830s, the U.S. moved Dana's great-great-great-grandparents from Mississippi into Indian Territory on the Choctaw Trail of Tears. Another of Dana's great-grandfathers was an Arkansas lawman who rounded up outlaws in Indian Territory during the 19th century. She has Cherokee ancestry on two branches of her family tree.
Dana is a registered member of Choctaw Nation of Oklahoma, and Choctaw Artist Registry, as well as the Conroe Art League, Conroe, TX, the Society of Children's Book Writers & Illustrators, and the American Indian Chamber of Commerce