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Dawn Fetty                                                                                                                                                             oil + acrylic

Click here to view my photo gallery. 

 

Click here to view my work for sale. 

 

 

email: dawnf55@comcast.net

 

website: http://dawnfetty.fineartstudioonline.com

 

blog: http://creativeendeavors-dawn.blogspot.com

 

 


Artist Statement 

When I gave birth to my three children, I created three masterpieces.  They began with a thought, grew with care and nurturing, and survived through love and nourishment.  They were born with effort and a sweet pain.


As I raised my three children I realized that parenting is problem solving.  It is envisioning, enforcing, disciplining, focusing, loving, and letting go.  Through the years I have raised three completely different people, yet three of the same.  The same process occurs with painting.  I create a painting from a thought or a vision; I allow it to grow.  I nurture it and then slowly, carefully and painfully try to create it. Once the painting has begun I do nothing but problem solve until I feel it is strong enough to let go and become what it is meant to be.


I am a conservative, wanting to be a liberal.  I am a perfectionist, trying to be loose and free.  I define with crisp lines, but I want to blur.  I am a realist when I want to be quirky.  I envision in my head, then portray it on to a canvas.  I want to paint freely from the visions in my head.  I show my paintings as a reflection of who I am now, where I want to be, and what I am becoming. This is just the beginning for me. The journey, that is my art, promises to be filled with more of my struggles, some conquering, and some new quirks.  I am never the same.  I am an adventurer, a creator.  I am  curious.  I have created all different themes in my art.  They are all different, yet they are the same.  They are a part of me, that I give to you to enjoy.


Education

Memphis University, Memphis, Tennessee

Marilyn Wannamaker, Memphis Tennessee

Wes Berrier, Hobart, Indiana

 

Awards

2000   49th Annual GFWC Juried Art Show - FIRST PLACE
2001   58th Annual Northern Indiana Arts Association - Award of Merit
2003   52nd Annual Juried Exhibition, Art Barn - Third Award
2004   Illiana Juried Show at Indiana University NW - FIRST PLACE
2005   Illiana Juried Show NIAA - Honorable Mention
2005   Annual GFWC Juried Art Show - Third Award
2006   Illiana Juried Exhibition NW Indiana Arts Association - Honorable Mention
2007   Art Barn Juried Exhibition -  Honorable Mention
2009   Illiana Juried Exhibition - Third Place
2010   GFWC Juried Show Juried Art Show - BEST OF SHOW
2011   Art Barn Juried Exhibition - BEST OF SHOW