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 in our journey through space and time.
I'm delighted to be on the way with you!
Experience the wonder of our world. Dance with your soul's mystery. Get lost in the beauty. Most of all, listen to the call of your wild soul. Remember who you are and who you have come to be. Step into the Circle of Recreation. Begin and begin again, and always begin within.
These are the things that inspire me. Here are the four pillars of my approach to art as an expression of my soul and my experiences and encounters with life:
ART AS INVITATION TO LIFE. My paintings invite you to connect to your essential story and all that matters most. By exploring inner and outer landscapes, from the territory of my own soul and the soul of society to the soul of place and the soul of nature, 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?
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 and 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 and to invite you to allow life to rise 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?
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?
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 and how grace rises up to meet you on the way.
What do you see? What does your soul remember? What new experience of radiant expansion is life inviting you to right now?
Here are four questions to lead you into the full experience of your life. My deepest desire for the art I share is that it reconnect you to YOU and move you in the direction of the soul-inspired life you came to live. It's about connection to the light, the life, and the love you are at your core.
These are the four questions I invite you to consider as you engage with my creative offerings:
- What is the opening to a sacred conversation you see within this painting?
- How does this painting and soul story reconnect you to the life within you and all around you?
- How will you dare to see with new eyes and touch beauty today?
- What do you see? What does your soul remember? What is alive in you?
If my work connects you in some way to the experience of life in all its infinite variety, then my life and art will have served some purpose here. I truly hope what you find here inspires you to bring forward your story of life. 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!
MONTHLY SOUL STORIES FROM DAWN