Drawing and composition classes at the Alberta College of Art solidified the desire to create “Art” but floristry and horticulture is where Dawne spent most of her adult career.
The floral sets teach all about composition, texture, design and colour 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.
“I like to work with colour and pattern, layering the paint for rich effects. The force of nature especially in flowers and trees always amazes me. Plants have such incredible beauty, strength and changeability.