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.
She loves bold colour and always gets comments on the "feel good upliftment" of her work.
"I love to play with pattern and colour layering the paint for rich effects. The pieces are always evolving and sometimes there are so many ideas in my head its hard to stick to one at a time. I guess that is what art is all about - to always stretch yourself and grow. I love the process and hope the colourful images make people smile. A friend calls them healing images. Whatever it is I'm always happy to uplift someone's spirit and make them happy.