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Originally from Thunder Bay, Ontario, Dawn lived in the Ottawa area for several years before settling on Vancouver Island. After many years working with various aspects of fabric and sewing her interest turned to fibre art. Inspiration for her work comes mainly from her photos of the beauty and simplicity of nature, themes common to her art. To achieve surface design Dawn uses traditional and contemporary techniques; thread and acrylic, painting, needle felting, collage and hand stitching. For her it is as much about the process as it is about the finished piece. Dawn is a member of the Campbell River Art Gallery, the Campbell River Arts Council and the Pearl Ellis Gallery. Her art is represented by Gallery Odin, Silver Star Mountain Resort, Vernon, B.C. and in private collections across Canada. Her art has been juried in to the Sooke Fine Art Show and has been exhibited in the Sidney Museum, Portals Gallery, Duncan, Cedar Hill Gallery, Victoria, The Old School House, Qualicum and the Campbell River Art Gallery. Commissioned work is displayed in a government facility in Thunder Bay, Ontario.