Former Ford model and fine artist Dana Todd Pope started on her purposed path as she made her first sale to Grammy Award winning recording artist Anthony Hamilton. Since then, her work has been on display with The Peroni Umbrella Project seven city tour, The Tom Joyner Fantastic Voyage, Macy’s Herald Square in New York, Embrace at The Mason Murer Gallery in Atlanta, The Mulholland Tennis Club in Hollywood, DuSable Museum, The Chicago Jazz Festival, The Great Chicago Fire Festival, Gallery D’Estee, Macy’s Romare Bearden Ten City Tour, The Union League Club, Gallery Guichard in Chicago and many others. Dana Todd Pope is the author and illustrator of a “Know Money, Grow Money” a children’s financial literacy book and the 2007 First Place winner of the ARISE Entrepreneur Program Business Plan Competition. She has also been featured in several publications and periodicals.
Influenced by personal experiences, the perspective of her ingenuity is rooted in children, family, womanhood, spirituality, and entrepreneurship. Dana often uses texture and palette knives to accomplish the mood in her paintings. Aiming to “build pride in oneself and direct the viewer to a greater purpose,” she proclaims, are her foremost objectives. Recognized nationally for group shows in Chicago, Dana Todd Pope has exhibited in Hollywood, Atlanta, Los Angeles, Albany, and New York.
Dana Todd Pope currently resides in Chicago, Illinois with her husband, Attorney Exavier Pope, and two children.