Born and raised in Edmundston, New Brunswick, Dawn describes herself as a “sort-of-ist”; artist who uses watercolours to paint what things “sort of” look like. For her, every opportunity to gaze at the seashore, study flowers in a garden or by the roadside, or even paint whimsically at her Fredericton kitchen table is an adventure in colour, shape and spontaneity.
She has found in many things that “less is more”. Dawn’s artistic endeavours include using recycled tea bags as small canvasses and painting on old dictionary pages. These mixed media works of art on greeting cards are meant to bring joy to the recipient and the sender.
Dawn, who’s professional background is in education, is passionate about children’s rights both locally and globally, and recently started her own charity with this focus.