About

Studying as a mature age student in 1993 was one of the greatest things I've done, besides marrying my husband and finding myself after being diagnosed as a 19 yr old with a significant mental illness which I overcome by faith and medication. Drawing portraits since a little girl without a teacher or family member to guide me I am now able to live my dream. In the past I painted compositions that at times reflect the subconscious. I feel I'm getting back to that inner soul again and going through a spiritual phase at the moment, although I like to paint semi realistic landscapes because of my surroundings, its so beautiful here and draw Portraits, both of which ground me. But most of all painting abstracts is my love, Theres a special feeling when you create instead of simply copying what you can see , even though I revere the discipline in the other. I was judged by Saatchi for the Sydney Other Art Fair for my abstracts and couldn't attend in May but will be going to Melbourne Other Art Fair having been accepted again and very much looking forward to the experience. Since living in Moonambel , painting full time, I've won 6 awards in 6 consecutive years. My work is found in private collections in America, UK, Italy, Malaysia, Canada and Australia,

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 2008Solo ExhibitionsRainbow Gallery 2014 -20162012-15 100th Gallery‚ Melbourne2011‚ 2013 Mad Gallery‚ Lancefield2010 Arthur Gallery‚ BallaratGallery on Sturt‚ BallaratRADMAC‚ Ballarat2009 Arthur Gallery‚ BallaratThe Studio‚ Melbourne Art Show 2009, Resident artist gallery 127 Avoca uk, Canada America 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 Breton,Ellen Rolli, Rothko De kooning, Kline, Richard Diebenkorn, Tony Tucson, Joan Michelle.

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