My interest in all things creative was evident at an early age. As a child growing up in Michigan you would find me putting together “sculptures” with found objects. I later migrated to drawing architectural designs. I received my first award with a first place ribbon for a pen and ink still life at the age of seventeen. Since then I have taken many paths to express my creativity including becoming a Certified Interior Designer, drama set design, and commercial window display. My drawings have been published in newsprint advertising, brochures, posters, etc. I moved to South Carolina in 1997 and ventured into painting. I began painting in oils, moved to abstract acrylics, mixed media and collage. I enjoy sharing my talents by teaching various mediums to children and adults. I allow my creativity to evolve, to take me where ever it will. My paintings are usually rich with texture, color, movement, and warmth. I am continually amazed at where my art takes me. I marvel at the unexpected. I listen to my God given creative voice and follow where it leads. My work is represented in private, corporate and International collections.
Dawn's ArtPrize Entries
These are Dawn's official ArtPrize entries from this year and past years.