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Artist Dawn Wicklow


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Biography


Dawn Wicklow believes that creating art can bring more focus to what is beautiful in the world, and in so doing, help make it a more loving and peaceful place. For nearly 30 years her avenue for artistic expression was as an actor/singer performing everything from Shakespeare to Opera. Then, on a lark, she took a Chinese Brush Painting class, and visual art, her true calling, made itself known to her.
 
She was drawn to the elegant brush strokes and spiritual nature of East Asian Brush Painting and studied with Sharon Bennett, who became her mentor, then took additional workshops with Yuming Zhu, Teri Chin, Freda McCain, and Lian Quan Zhen. Cathy Taylor and June Rollins introduced her to alcohol inks on yupo (a non-porous plastic paper), and she has developed techniques to incorporate Asian brush strokes and a meditative approach to those vivid colors and fluid nature. 
 
Sharing her joy of painting is important to her so she teaches various workshops in East Asian brush painting and alcohol ink. She especially loves working with people who have never painted before, or who at some point were told thy had no talent for art. It is her belief that we are all born with talent and creativity, and she loves seeing that spark come alive in people who are willing to push through their fear and open up to the possibilities they have inside.
 
ART AWARDS and HONORS
 
2017
"Alumni Exhibit" Edgewood Cottage, Blowing Rock, NC
 
 "From Street to the Jones House", Solo exhibit at the Jones House, Boone, NC
 
"Judges' Choice", Top of the Lake Art Fest, Okeechobee, FL
2016
"It Started At Leu Gardens" Solo exhibit for the City of Orlando, Leu Gardens, Orlando, FL
Artist in Residence, Edgewood Cottage, Blowing Rock, NC
Invited participant in the 2016 Ashe County Studio Tour, NC
“Honorable Mention”, Arts League of Orange County, Orlando, FL
 
2014
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