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I discovered my art heart at the age of 4, without the luxury of anyone to guide me art has been a love I never gave up, and because of my experience with  mental illness and being self taught I agreed when it was suggested to be known as an outsider artist, also because I have always felt like an outsider, although not so much now.
My work hasn't exactly fitted with whats expected in the genre it is individual and I think my best have always come through inspiration with a touch of magic behind them for which I thank God.
Encouraged by my husband  I gained a Bachelor of arts degree later followed by a Honors year in 2008.  I try to fit in the world but I'm really my own person which I've learned to live with and of course my husband has too, for 40 yrs now ❤
My work is a mixture of abstracts which I love creating for creating sake. I love gestural painting but generally tend to tighten up and somehow paint from my subconscious. Sometimes about my faith life and beliefs. I also love landscapes because  of my surroundings  and portraits which I think were better when I was younger.
For the past 5 yrs I have been able to paint full time, winning 5  consecutive awards in the Pyrenees and Wimmerra Regions of Victoria Australia. My work has traveled far and wide to personal collections. I am pretty well known by mr Google, thanks to my husband and you can find out a lot about me through him. As a Bluethumb artist I will be attending as 1 of 5 live artist painting at the Eurumbeen Country Homestead gardens Beaufort Victoria on the 10th and 11th November, would love to meet you if your in the area 💕

Education

Bachelor of Fine Arts 1996Honors University of Ballarat 2008

Exhibitions

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
Collections:
UK, Canada, America, Italy, Malaysia

Press

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.

Influences

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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