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I am not an MGAL Star Artist
Born at Edwards Air Force Base, California and being raised by an Air Force Test Pilot and a mother who was an Artistic Expressionist gave Dawn exposure to many different environments and a love for the arts.
She married a man who moved frequently with his job, and along with their love for travel, has led Dawn to visit many distant places around the world that continue to spark her creative curiosity.
During a stay in Germantown, Tennessee her love of art steered her to become a Docent for the Dixon Gallery and Gardens Museum. Being inspired by all the impressionists’ paintings she started drawing again, which led her to take oil painting classes. She then enrolled at the University of Memphis to work on a Fine Arts Degree for several years before moving to Indiana.
In 2000, Dawn was approached to do her first Commercial Mural (4ft. x 6ft.) in Chicago, Illinois at a new Diagnostic Clinic and this then led to another commercial mural (5ft. x 6 1/2ft.) in Merrillville, Indiana. She has also done murals in private homes.
Dawn has continued taking classes at the Palette and Chisel in Chicago, Illinois with William Schneider, Romel de La Torre and Rory Cohen at River East in Chicago.
Her affiliations are with the Chicago Artists Coalition, Chesterton Art Gallery, Southern Shore, South Shore Arts Association in Munster, 18 Artists, and Fine Art America a web based group.
Dawn has also been featured in the yearly publication of International Contemporary Artists, Vol. X., and had one of her paintings hanging in the governors mansion in Indiana.
Hobbies and Interests
I love traveling and have been to 39 countries. We enjoy hiking including Adams Peak in SriLanka and the old Incan trail to Machu Picchu, hiking to the cloud forest on Saba. We have been scuba diving for 37 years diving in exotic places throughout the Caribbean , Thailand and Australia. Bike riding is also fun for us.
As a grandmother of three I very much enjoy my family….and of course I very much enjoy my solitary time in the studio!
I love all kinds of music but have always gravitated to folk music with it’s deep, soulful lyrics.
Only some of my favorite artists….Klimt, Fran Larson, Georgia OKeefe, and too many to mention. I have a collection of art from artists from all over. As an artist….I love art!!
I am not a tv watcher :-(. my life is full without it!
I’m usually the odd one out…but for the past 15 years my reading material leans on the spiritual side and ancient texts.
I have always loved “Auntie Mama” and wanted to be just like her! The unsinkable Molly Brown and the Song of Bernadette.
Creating….just the process of creating!!! We just moved into an older home that needs to be loved and brought up to date. I am also designing a backyard and bringing it to life again.