Current work by this artist - click on an image for a larger photo with more details.
Originally from Thunder Bay, Ontario, Dawn lived in the Ottawa area for many years before moving to the Lower Mainland then moving to Vancouver Island several years ago. Always interested in sewing, fabric and fashion Dawn designed and produced a line of shirtwear for many years. After settling on the Island she turned her interests to creating distinctive fibre art fueled by techniques gleaned from books, workshops and her own artistic experimentation.
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 to create texture and dimension; acrylic painting, thread painting, hand dyeing, hand stitching, beading, fusing, silk fusion, needle felting while using various fibres and threads.
Thread is used as one would use a paint brush creating texture and design as a piece evolves, for Dawn it is as much about the process as it is about the finished work.
Dawn is a member of the Campbell River Art Gallery and the Campbell River Arts Council. Her art is currently represented at Gallery Odin, Silver Star Mountain Resort, Vernon, B.C. and in private collections across Canada. Her art has been juried into the Sooke Fine Art Show and has been exhibited in the Sidney Museum, Portals Gallery, Duncan, B.C, Cedar Hill Gallery, Victoria, B.C., The Old School House Gallery, Qualicum, B.C., and the Campbell River Art Gallery Commissioned work is displayed in a provincial government facility in Thunder Bay, Ontario.