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 through 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 all about composition, texture, design and color that influence her paintings today. Retirement from floristry has allowed the time commitment to paint.
Dawne is a member of The Federation of Canadian Artists and has received numerous awards for her work in juried shows. She displays her work at The Old School House Gallery at Qualicum Beach, the Tutt Street Gallery in Kelowna, and Gainsborough Gallery in Calgary.
"I love to work with color and pattern, layering the paint for rich effects. The pieces are always evolving. Isn't that what creating art is about to always stretch yourself and grow? The force of nature especially in flowers and trees always amazes me. Plants have such incredible beauty, strength and changeability."