Dawn Davis is an award winning artist with signature status in both the Kansas and New Mexico Watercolor societies. She has exhibited widely, including the Kansas Great 8, Western Federation, and Southwestern Watercolor societies. Dawn lives in Santa Fe, New Mexico where she teaches 3 day workshops. As a respected teacher, she has drawn students from coast to coast. Many say she has changed their lives with her gift of teaching.
Born in Sioux Falls, South Dakota, Ms. Davis has been artistic her entire life. She has a B.F.A. degree in art from Drake University, Des Moines, Iowa and has enjoyed successful careers in jewelry design, silver and gold smithing, interior design, painting, and teaching.
Dawn's workshops are held in her "Santa Fe style" home with the natural beauty of New Mexico mountains and vistas in site and many galleries, nearby. Local accommodations range from simple to luxurious, including spas and hot-springs. The sunsets are magnificent and the open- air Santa Fe opera is world class.
Please feel free to e-mail Dawn for more information regarding workshops: DawnDavis007@gmail.com
During the workshop Dawn is very good at paying attention to each person and their work, and she gives us a good variety of "tricks" to try. Her best asset, to me, is her quiet focus. As she calmly works, she surveys her paper's surface, weighing options and seems to let the painting tell her what to do next. There is a serenity in the room that is contagious!
As a retired teacher I appreciate her manner and activities. I recommend her workshops to artist of all levels."
-- Sue Ann Mika, former president, New Mexico Watercolor Society
"It was a great pleasure to participate in two watercolor workshops taught by Dawn Davis. Her teaching was both personal and creative, and spoke to each individual artist's style and goals. Her demonstrations and critiques were so positive and extremely informative, unlike many teachers I have experienced.
She works from items from nature; flowers rocks, plants and individual subjects and teaches how to express their particular form and vibrant colors on paper. What begins as a dab or spatter of paint on paper, turns into a beautiful creation by the end of the week. This is after all the layering, glazing and re-visiting to detail of each painting. Unlike many successful artists, she is willing to share all of her secrets as well as following up with individual students after the end of the workshop."
-- Laura Deane, Annapolis, Maryland
"I live in BC Canada...I saw some of Dawn's work and was blown away. I contacted her and drove down to Sante Fe. Was INCREDIBLE.....I learned so much....Dawn was one of the best teachers I have ever been around. I plan to go back and learn even more..She is so talented and generous with her gift (knowledge). Was one of the best painting experiences I have had...A huge thank you to her for being so patient and encouraging."
-- Karen Millard, British Columbia
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