Artists & Makers
Oregon artist Dayna Collins is an abstract painter who works intuitively, laying down paint in bold swaths of color, then goes back in and refines the composition, finding the story buried in the paint. She wants the viewer to wonder about its previous life, to feel like they’re on an archeological dig, getting a glimpse beneath the surface, but never the full story.
Christina Romeo works as a mixed media abstract artist in Oregon and shows in galleries throughout the U.S. Her work consists mostly of the connection between feeling, texture, line, and color. She communicates with the viewer using an abstract collection of marks, lines, and form. Often the small amount of chaos in the texture of a found piece of paper or tiny pencil mark in the right placement will capture this energy.
Sonoma Millworks, located in Healdsburg, CA, transforms raw wood from old wineries and buildings in the U.S. into beautiful décor and furniture. The Dundee worked with the Sonoma Millworks team to craft the artisan headboards found in each room. Made from reclaimed oak staves used during wine production, each headboard is a celebration of authenticity and distinctive character. The company practices a thoughtful and responsible approach to reclaiming nearly 100 percent of what they bring in.
Erika Lee Sayers
Erika Lee Sayers is a Portland-based self-taught oil painter whose work has been featured on the TV show Portlandia and in The Dundee Hotel! We fell in love with her whimsical beautiful work on Instagram. You will see her wine-inspired prints and the road ahead piece in many rooms and in the public areas of the hotel. On her blog, Erika says, “I believe in magic dust and that creativity lives and grows all around us. My secret wish is to lead the best life possible and to live on fast forward.” We are here for it!
Jennifer Larsen Morrow
Jennifer Larsen Morrow is a photographer, graphic designer, and branding and marketing specialist who lives in and frequently captures Oregon’s Willamette Valley. There are a lot of beautiful photos of Oregon’s vineyards out there, but we love how Jennifer captures the moods and the evocative beauty of these places. We have several of Jennifer’s pieces throughout the hotel, including in our executive boardroom. We first discovered her work on Instagram and you can explore for purchase on Shutterstock.
Carmen De La Mano
Carmen De La Mano’s last name literally means ‘by the hand’ in her native Spain. Fitting for an artist who creates masterpieces with her hands. Born in Sevilla, Spain she now calls San Francisco home, but creates work all around the world including murals for wineries and restaurants and works across various mediums. In addition to painting, she sculpts, works with plasters, chinoiserie, gliding metals and more. We couldn’t help but gravitate to her vibrant and bold work that is featured behind our front desk. Our front desk staff reports it adds light and color year-round, but is particularly appreciated on those wetter and darker winter days.