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 and Tutt Street Gallery in Kelowna.
Her work has been published in numerous publications including Arabella Art Magazine. “I love to work with color and pattern, layering the paint for rich effects. The pieces are always evolving. The force of nature especially in flowers and trees always inspires me. Plants have such incredible beauty, strength and changeability.”