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Dayna Matlin is an interpretive figurative painter, born in Santa Monica California. She works in acrylics and mixed media and is influenced by her emotional experiences. She would like to serve by collaborating with charitable organizations.


Matlin earned her BA in Art at California State University Northridge in 1980. After a twenty-five year career in commercial art and magazine publishing, she returned to college in 2004 to begin training in painting. In 2011 she participated in her first artists’ studio tour, selling seven paintings and receiving the People’s Choice Award.


In October 2014, she relocated from Los Angeles to Santa Fe, New Mexico. Two of her paintings will be on display at the Women’s Work show at the Tarnoff Center in Pecos, NM and she will be participating on the Eldorado Artists’ Studio Tour in May of 2015.


Currently, Matlin is working on a series of 25 paintings for her first solo show to take place this summer in Santa Fe, NM. Inspired by her bi-polar brother who died during a manic episode, sales will benefit The Life Link, a non-profit that provides services to those with mental illness in the Santa Fe community.


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