For many years the Canadian landscape and its flora has been the central focus of Mary-Dawn's work. Through her use of diverse mediums, including acrylic and watercolours, she skilfully captures the velvety softness of summer's blossoms, the grace and elegance of maple and pine, or the powerful beauty of a glacial stream. Embodied in her work is an expression of timeless beauty and calm serenity that enables the viewer to experience a sense of joy and peace.
Mary-Dawn's affinity for nature stems from her childhood experiences on a family farm near Barrie, Ontario. These moments along with her extensive background in botany and environmental biology and a lifelong love of painting have continually guided her growth. Mary-Dawn has exhibited her work widely since 1973 and has received many awards for her work. Her paintings can be found in many private and corporate collections.
As a very young girl, Mary-Dawn spent countless hours engrossed in colouring and drawing. Creativity exists on both sides of her family, though her parents were raised during an era when little time was available for drawing. The nurturance given by teachers in Barrie, Ontario was a significant reason for her personal development. They recognized and encouraged her to believe in her artistic abilities. - From her website
She is a listed Canadian artist and her works are with the National Gallery of Canada and the Art Gallery of Ontario.
"...I am happiest when I am painting".
She also continued with her education at Brock University and received her degree in Biological Science in 1976. She returned to her art around 1970 and is now known for her landscapes, city scenes, wildlife, farm animals, flowers, boats and other subjects. She has painted in many places including: Niagara Peninsula; Algonquin Park, Ont.; Combermere, Ont.; Madawaska Valley, Ont.; Lake Superior; Lake Restoule; Moosonee; James Bay; Letchworth State Park, Upper New York State; Scotland and elsewhere.
A Certificate of Authenticity is attached en verso with the title and number of this Limited Edition, 195/400.
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Frame: 16 1/2" x 19 1/2" Image: 7" x 10 1/2"