As a life-long artist, Dawn has a passion to create.
As a child, her interest was learning to draw people and animals, and at one point, fashion; but she eventually focused primarily on the face, her greatest fascination at the time.
When she attended the Morris County Vocational School for Commercial Art in 1984, she learned various mediums, such as acrylics and pen and ink, and where she was chosen to show her acrylic rendering of a cat among flowers in the Morris County Courthouse and when she won first prize in a multi-school contest for her pen/ink stippled rendering of a ballerina and her slippers.
On her own, she stayed with the pencil approach, eventually adding charcoal and then colored pencil, rendering full color portraits from high quality images. (See images of Chuck Norris representing Walker, Texas Ranger and Oprah.)
But, in 2011, Dawn decided to experiment with watercolor, initially in an art journal, and then onto watercolor paper and canvas applications, where she discovered a more intuitive approach to her art.
The Wonderful World of Watercolor remains her current passion, using brush strokes and the more pointed stipple method, as she creates interesting, inspiring designs with vibrant, high vibrational colors.
She also delights in creating collage layouts and hand lettering, using image, text, and texture in mixed media, playing on canvas through intuition and imagination. She also enjoys doodling in her personal journal each evening to capture the essence of her days.