Artist's Statement

My Story + Your Story: Threads of Connection

Hi! I'm Dawn, a self-taught artist inspired by everyday beauty

My oil and acrylic paintings explore the soul of place and dreams of a new world for this spirited life. I see each new painting or work of art as an invitation to the dance of your life and into a remembrance of all that is alive in you.

I hope my paintings "from the soul for the soul" and the soul stories I share from my own experience connect you to your essential story of life. Allow them to awaken you to new possibilities for greater thriving in life and life's work. Let them be reminders to come fully to LIFE + Live In Full Expression one day at a time. 

Together, we are weaving a tapestry of timeless truth. Today, experience the wonder of this world we spin with for a time. Dance with your soul's mystery. Get lost in the beauty. Most of all, listen to the call of your wild soul. Step into the circle of recreation with me. Let's begin... and begin again!

I'll meet you on the way,

Dawn Richerson

Here are the four pillars of my approach to art as an expression of my soul and my experiences and encounters with life . . . 


Lion's Gate Lion Painting Dawn Richerson Art

ART AS INVITATION TO LIFE. My paintings invite you to connect to your essential story of life. By exploring inner and outer landscapes, from the territory of my soul and the soul of place, I as the artist connect to the movement of Spirit through life. I accept the invitation into life and seek to move with it. But the story is only complete when you enter into a sacred conversation with your heart and soul and into the dance of your life as you engage with my paintings, which are variations on the theme of life.

What is the opening to a sacred conversation you see within this painting? What is your soul whispering to you in this moment?

Lion's Gate Lion Painting Dawn Richerson Art

ART AS RECONNECTION TO WHAT MATTERS MOST. Those who have purchased artwork tell me my paintings offer a daily reconnection to wholeness and activate recreation. Collectors experience a renewed sense of connection to life and the life more abundant. My greatest joy in life is simply in being on the way and my intention is to convey this in each and every painting. I want to invite YOU to experience the wonder as life rises up to meet you on your way.  

How does each painting and soul story reconnect you to the life within you? How does it help bring you into harmony with what is most true in the life around you?

Spirited Life Horse Painting

ART AS TOUCHING BEAUTY. For most of life, I have been terrified to create, mostly because everything was so beautiful and extraordinary. So many stories lived inside of me. Everything seemed a reconnection to those larger-than-life stories and I just didn't know what to do with them. And then there was how overwhelmed I was by the sheer wonder of life and the breathtaking beauty in the simplest of moments. So often, we move through life disconnected from what matters most. I hope my paintings help connect you to who you are and who you came to be and help you live a soul-inspired life a little more each and every day.

How will you dare to touch beauty today? Can you allow the terror to be a path back to life, to your essential truth and the beauty of who you are?

Stairway to Surrender Soul of Ireland Painting Dawn Richerson Art

ART AS CELEBRATION OF WONDER AND MYSTERY. I am most delighted when those who engage with my paintings allow them to be a touchstone that reconnects them with the wonder and mystery of life. My heart's desire is that my art leads you toward the full reclamation and radiant realization of who you are and who we are together. Each day, look for wonder. Celebrate life and the revelation of a mystery. Notice how life is working in your favor today and every day.

What do you see? What does your soul remember? What new experience of radiant expansion is life inviting you to right now?

Here are the four questions to lead you into the full experience of your life and reconnect you with your soul-inspired life . . . 

  1. What is the opening to a sacred conversation you see within this painting?

  2. How does this painting and soul story reconnect you to the life within you and all around you?

  3. How will you dare to see with new eyes and touch beauty today?

  4. What do you see? What does your soul remember? What is alive in you?

Enjoy the selected artworks on this website, treasures from our collective story and an offering to connect you back to your particular play of light, your essential story of life, and your unique and grace-filled revolution of love. 

Step into the Circle of Recreation with me!