dawn barr art

inside her 1870's farmhouse, a permanent easel constructed from the lumber of a former original out-building stands guard.  with a background in landscape design, Dawn approaches a canvas and creates with a mindfulness of color, texture and form.  she uses pallet knives, thick paintbrushes, and gestural marks to apply generous amounts of acrylic paint, as well as oil sticks, oil pastels, graphite, and paint marker to her canvas. whimsical in spirit, wielding implements drenched with every color from bright saturated feminine pinks to stark black and white, Dawn composes with a degree of independence from visual references in the world.