Dawn has  been been artistically inclined since the age of four, at which time found herself significantly making observations and changing the way she drew her stick figues into a more formal likeness of the human form.  It has been a love she never gave up, and it has been her  lifeline because of her  experience with  mental illness. Being self taught  Dawn  agreed when it was suggested to becoming  known as an outsider artist even though her  work hasn't exactly fitted with whats expected in an outsider genre. It is highly individual and her best have always come through inspiration . Dawn  gained a Bachelor of arts degree in 1996 later followed by a Honors year in 2008.  Her work is a mixture of  abstracts which she loves  creating for creating sake  coming from the heart, being subliminal,   having  subject's  which can be personal at times portraying her  beliefs or feelings. Dawn also paints landscapes because  of her surroundings in  the beautiful Pyrenees Shire which she feels very much  at home in, and portraits which is what she  had a natural instinct for throughout her childhood ,

For the past 5 yrs  Dawn has been able to paint full time, winning 6 consecutive awards in the Pyrenees and Wimmerra Regions of Victoria Australia. Her work has traveled far and wide to personal collections throughout the world and Australia.

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Bachelor of Fine Arts 1996Honors University of Ballarat 2008

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Awards 1st Abstract Beaufort art and sales exhibition 2018.
Acrylic 2017 Pyrenees Unearthed
Abstract 2016 Oz artfinder Avoca
2016 Aquisitive Donald 2014 first abstract, & best in show
Donald 2013 first prize Abstract
Commonwealth scholarship 2008
Solo Exhibitions
Gallery 127 Avoca 2017
Rainbow Gallery 2014 -2016
2012-15 100th Gallery‚ Melbourne
2011‚ 2013 Mad Gallery‚ Lancefield
2010 Arthur Gallery‚ Ballarat
Gallery on Sturt‚ BallaratRADMAC‚ Ballarat
2009 Arthur Gallery‚ BallaratThe Studio‚
Saatchi, The Other Art Fair, Melbourne 2018
Melbourne Art Show 2009,
Resident artist gallery 127 Avoca
UK, Canada, America, Italy, Malaysia


Various articles Google. Lands borough news - Dawn is a respected artist whose richly textured and coloured abstract paintings spring from the philosophy of automatism first formulated by Andre Breton, the Dada writer who later founded the Surrealist movement in New York. She strives to allow the impulses of the unconscious to guide her hand allowing her subliminal feelings to be expressed.


Andre Bretons manifesto has been my main inspiration but I like gestural works
Ellen Rolli, Rothko De kooning, Kline, , Tony Tucson, Joan Michelle.

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