Dawne was born in Kelowna B.C. surrounded by lakes, orchards and the four seasons. From an early age she has always loved the arts, immersing herself in art classes all though school. Drawing and composition classes at the Alberta College of Art solidified the desire to take it to the next level.
Floral design and horticulture became a passion where she spent most of her adult career. The floral arts teach you all about composition, texture, design and colour that influence her paintings today.
Retirement from floral designing has allowed for the time commitment to paint.
Dawne is a member of the Canadian Federation of Artists and has won numerous awards for her work. She is represented by Gainsborough Art Gallery in Calgary, The Old School House Art Gallery in Qualicum Beach and Tutt Street Gallery in Kelowna, B.C.
"I love to play with pattern and colour layering the paint for rich effects. The pieces are always evolving. The forces of nature, especially in flowers and trees always amaze me. Plants have such incredible beauty, strength and changeability."
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