Dawn studied Textile Design as an Undergraduate, and went on to complete an MA in Illustration. She has since painted professionally for over 25 years and exhibited widely throughout the UK. Paintings have been bought for Brighton Hospital Trust and St. Wilfrid’s Hospice.
The rich diverse population of wildlife in nature reserves, lakes and woodlands inform her work. Reflections, frozen leaves, cracked ice or golden light may conjure up ideas for a piece. Each work is built up of layers of acrylic paint on canvas. The textured surfaces that develop incorporate detailed imagery from nature. The final piece is intended to capture an essence of a place, rather than its direct depiction.