Wednesday, December 22, 2010

Tuesday, December 14, 2010

Painting of the Week

White Strand, Co Clare, Ireland
20 x 30

This is my first submission to Virtual Paintout. It is a neat concept. Every month they pick a location and using Google Maps, you find a street view and then paint it. They post all the submission for that month up on their blog.

Here is my street view.
Lot's of fun! I look forward to Januarys location.



Thursday, November 11, 2010

Shenandoah Nat'l Park in the Fall

The Shenandoah in the Fall   16 x 20

This is my most recent painting from the studio. This Fall I made several passes through the Virginia mountains while traveling to art shows. You just can't beat the beauty of the Shenandoah Mountains!!!
I have tried to capture the intense beauty here on the canvas.
Tell me what you think.



Thursday, October 28, 2010

Wednesday, October 27, 2010

UGA VIII @ Geogia Homecoming 2010

My good friend Karen took me to the GA Homecoming this year and we ad a blast. We got meet UGA VIII and he helped up to a 43 - 0 win against Vanderbilt.    Good Times!!!


Saturday, October 2, 2010

WooHoo! Sold a big one at Norcross today!

"An Afternoon in Tuscany" 36 x 60
It's always so nice when someone comes by and loves your work enough to take it home!
This is a painting inspired by my trip to Italy in '08. As a landscape painter, the Tuscany region is hard to top. Goodbye to An Afternooon in Tuscany. Just looking at it makes me want to go back.


Friday, September 24, 2010

Stop by and see me in Charlotte. Booth 95

Dawn Art @ Festival at the Park
Please stop by and visit the art and music in Downtown Charlotte
I'll be in Booth #95 and I have lots of new paintings!
The show times are :

September 23-26, 2010
THURSDAY September 23, 6pm-9pm
FRIDAY September 24, 1pm-9:30pm
SATURDAY September 25, 10am-9:30pm
SUNDAY September 26, 11am-6pm

Festival in the Park website-
Hope to see you there!

Saturday, September 18, 2010

Happy 11th Anniversary to me!!!!

Today Rob and I celebrate 11 wonderful years together.

This is our first trip to Germany together and when I knew for the first time that Rob was the one for me!

Thursday, September 16, 2010

Plein air painting at the Botanical Gardens

Packed up and ready to ride! Sunday was a beautiful day to join a group of artist from the Atlanta Painters down at the Atlanta Botanical Gardens for an afternoon of Plein Air painting. If you haven't been to the Gardens in awhile you really should check out all the new areas.
It turned out to be a wonderful morning and afternoon to be outside painting at the
Botanical Gardens.
Betsy, a fellow member of the Atlanta Painters found a shady spot to spend the day.
This is the small Japanese Garden at the Atlanta Botanical Gardens and my subject for the day. I have such a fondness of Japanese Gardens.
This is Jo's take on the same scene.

Tuesday, August 31, 2010

Scad Classes start back on September 14th

Scad classes are starting back soon so don't forget to sign up. I want to thank all of you for sticking with the crazy 4 week schedule. Your persistence paid off and we're back to 8 week classes. Woo Hoo!
You can still registrar for the 4 week option, but now the 8 week is online and with the discount.

Sept 14 -Nov 9
Fall Classes @ SCAD
Tues 6:00 - 9:00 No Class Oct 12
Atlanta, GA

See you soon!


Saturday, August 14, 2010

Mystic CT Outdoor Festival

AHHH! The weather is perfect in Mystic CT this weekend. This is the best weather I've had for the Mystic Outdoor Festival  yet. Just delightful! Come out if you can.
Check out the crowd. Everyone is having a great time!
I even found a few great shots at for future painting.
What a great pub with old bikes out front.
I have been looking for an old bike by a tree. Walking to my van I passed this old Honda and it's under a Willow tree of all things. How perfect.



Thursday, August 5, 2010

All the wonderful paintings based on Trimble's Nursery

Last fall while driving out to Orient Point, Long Island to catch the ferry over to Connecticut, I passed this amazing nursery. I hopped out of the van and spent an hour photographing this fabulous property. I spent the winter and spring painting from their inspiration,  Thank You Trimble's! I think  I'm ready to move on... but this is the beginning of my bicycle obsession. Check back later for the Vintage Bike Series! 
First Flight 48 x 48
Trimble's of Corchaug Nursery 36 x 36
Sailing Through Life 24 x 24
Bike Path 16 x 20

Flowers For Sale  36 x 36
The Magic Door 10 x 10
Take a Little Time Out 10 x 10

See ya' soon.

Saturday, July 31, 2010

Cooper River Festival

Okay! Had a good day at Cooper River Today and I've got the best booth location in the park. I somehow got a double booth for free and I  have the only shade tree out there! What luck.

Friday, July 23, 2010

Dawn Art News in the Northeast

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Summer Art Festivals are here!
Stop by and see my new paintings at:
Cherry Hill NJ, Mystic CT & Mount Gretna PA
I've been very busy this Spring and have lots of new paintings in new sizes, big and small.
There is a newgarden series and a new series focusing on vintage bicycles. What fun!
3 shows are coming up in the Northeast so be sure to make at least one.

Cooper River Fine Arts Festival
Free Admission
July 31 - Aug 1
Sat 10-6 Sun 10-5
Cooper River Fine Art Festival
Cooper River Park, Pennsauken, NJ
This is the first year I have participated in this show. So come out and say hello
website -
5300 N. Park Drive Pennsauken, NJ 08109

Mystic Outdoor Festival
I'll be in the same booth as the previous years #49. In front of the book store, Right on West Main and Pearl
Free Admission
August 14 - 15
Sat 10 - 6 Sun 10 -5
Mystic Outdoor Festival
Mystic, CT

Google Map Directions

Mount Gretna Outdoor Festival

I'll be in the same booth as the previous years R108. It's a nice corner booth on the footpath at Princeton and Pennsylvania Ave.
Admission $8
Send me your address if you're coming and I'll mail you a $1 off admission coupon

August 21 - 22
Sat 10 - 6 Sun 10-5
Mount Gretna Fine Art Fair
Mount Gretna, PA

Google Map Directions

Come to one or come to all three. Each show draws a different crowd, so along with the great art and entertainment,
there is great people watching!!!
I hope to see you out there and don't forget to bring lots of water.


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Sunday, July 18, 2010

Fresh from the Studio 7/19

Taking a Break 12x16
Bike Path 16x20
Flying Lessons 12x12
Tuscany 36x60
Tuscany has been the bane of my existence since March. I am so happy that I have finally finished. Oh Happy Day!!!

Saturday, July 3, 2010

Celebrating 35 years of Spruill!

Here are just a few photos from the art opening last night celebrating Spruills 35th year as a vibrant art center. We all had a great time and it's been a pleasure to be an instructor for the last 10 years at Spruill. I look forward to what the future holds for us all!



Friday, July 2, 2010

Camping my way to Philly and back. If you're going to drive 1600 miles, you might as well have fun.

Last weekend I had a show in Manayunk Pa (Philadelphia) and this time I decided to enjoy myself and break up the trip by camping along the way, taking my kayak and bike along.
On the way up I camped at the North Bend Federal Park in VA. This campground rocks! Most campsites had their own beach and some where boating sites only. For a girl who grew up on the lake...I could not have been happier. Below are photos from my site.

On the way home from the show I stopped at the Lums Pond Campground in Delaware. Even though I arrived in the dark on Sunday night, the mountain biking the next day was so worth it. Also, I don't think I've been to a campsite before where families made a fence and brought the horses.

Since I still had another 700 miles before home, I camped in VA again on the way home. Instead of take I 85 home as I did on the way up, I decided to take 81 to 77 and camp at the New River Trail campsite. This is a very small campsite and there are no amenities but the cycling is worth it. There are about 55 miles of trails that you can ride and the scenery is magnificent. Below are a few photos from the trail. I only went about 20 miles, but I hope to come back again and ride the entire trail sometime.

Thursday, July 1, 2010

Join me toninght for opening reception at Spruill Gallery

Please Join us for an exhibition celebrating 35 years of art in the community featuring work by instructors, board, and staff of the Spruill Center of the Arts

Opening Tursday, July 1 6 - 9

Spruill Gallery
4681 Ashford Dunwoody Rd
Atlanta Ga 30338 770 394 4019

Hope to see you there!