Dawn has lived and worked in western Canada for over forty years. She grew up on the Canadian prairie, in the land of “living skies” where summers were spent exploring Prince Albert National Park. She graduated from the University of Saskatchewan in 1971 and worked in education for many years.
Dawn completed a Bachelor of Fine Arts from the University of Calgary in 1990, majoring in painting and drawing. Since then, she has attended numerous painting workshops including the University of Saskatchewan’s Emma Lake Campus, the Leighton Art Center in Alberta, the CSPWC Jasper Symposium, “Arts by the Lake” at Georgian College in Ontario, the Alberta College of Art and Design in Calgary and the Scottsdale Artists School in Phoenix, Arizona. Through extensive travel, she has explored a wide range of cultural and institutional art. This has enriched her understanding of how art can be a universal language that share historical, as well as cultural stories which reveal our common human experience.