Painting Method: Mouth painter
In 1963, Dana Wolf was a 15-year-old high school wrestler when he was struck by a car while riding his bicycle. He was diagnosed as a C-4/5 spinal injury victim, leaving him unable to walk or use his arms. At 21 years old, Dana married and graduated from junior college, completing an Associates of Arts degree in Business Administration and Office Management.
After a successful career with the Federal government, Dana moved to Arkansas to be with his family. His new surroundings inspired him to explore new avenues of expression, and he began to paint nature scenes of Arkansas. Currently, he is helping raise funds for a cultural center.“I didn’t know how I would satisfy my independent streak,” Wolf said. “But the MFPA is helping me remain confident in my ability to take care of myself and to honor my art.” In 2002, he traveled to art exhibitions in San Mateo, California, and to Atlanta, Georgia and Long Beach, California in 2003, where he showcased several paintings. Dana displayed his work at the “Abilities Expos 2003” in Chicago, Illinois and Fort Lauderdale, Florida. In his spare time, Dana has begun raising boar goats, an African breed that thrives in extreme weather conditions. The goats, along with a few cows, help clear the underbrush on Dana’s ten acres of land. Dana currently resides in Gamaliel, Arizona.