About Me

My name is Dawn and I live in Albuquerque, New Mexico.
I work as a housewife and I love to paint sunflowers.  Thickly textured, brightly colored sunflowers.  Actually, I love painting flowers in general.

I practice creativity and keeping a comfortable home for my family which includes chickens, dogs, fish, a desert box turtle named Fred and most importantly, my husband.

I first picked up a paint brush in 2000 or 2001.  I can’t quite remember.  I painted a few handfuls of paintings during that time up until about 2015.  Painting was a hobby and I didn’t think to take it seriously.  It is a bit different now.

I love my animals, reading, gardening, homey stuff and baking but painting seems to take up most of my time these days.  During the fall season of 2015, I had an idea.  I stared at some of the art on my walls thinking I didn’t like it.  My tastes had changed and I no longer liked the art that was store bought and mass produced.  I was happy with the few of my own paintings I had made over the years so I thought I should build on that.

I decided to do some painting.  My goal was to replace every store bought mass print in my house with my own original art. The problem was that I didn’t want to stop painting once I had done that.  Stay tuned!

If I had to sum up my personal taste, it would be colorful, comfortable and modest.  I am a bit on the rustic side, yet still orderly.  I love bright, bold, expressive color and touchable texture.