Hi, I'm Dawn.
And I'm here to let you know your art CAN change in ways you've wished for. With regular practice and some guidance, you'll be astonished at the levels you can reach.
I know, because I started painting in the corner of my living room with hardly a clue about where to begin. I had so much inside I needed to express, but my hands wouldn't do what I envisioned so clearly in my mind.
I searched for teachers who would help me unlock the secrets behind successful abstracted paintings, but they were either all about following intuition with no lessons on solid art principles, or they focused only on technique, with no context about how to uncover your own voice—never mind how to trust it and take it further.
So, I made a lot of crappy, aimless paintings. I cried. I got angry and stomped (one time, right out of an art class).
But I persisted, because that inner longing to express truth and beauty is a powerful force, and I had to follow it. If you've read this far, I think you know what I mean.
Today, I'm a successful artist who has her own studio, is shown in galleries, attracts lovely collectors willing to pay thousands of dollars for a painting, and makes a pretty good living doing what she loves.
The truth is, creating abstracted, expressive work isn't some unattainable, mysterious gift given to only a few. It has principles the same way representational work does. This course not only dives into those principles, but also weaves in specific techniques and explains how to apply them in a way that's right for your own vision. You need to do you—not paint like the teacher.
I developed this course because I know there's a need for it, and I want to save you the time and frustration I went through. It's the course I wished I'd had in that living room all those years ago. We'll try new things, we'll explore with curiosity and no judgment, and we'll make a big, fun, beautiful mess together.
“I found I could say things with color and shapes that I couldn’t say any other way—things I had no words for.”