Dawnblatherwick Artist, Yorkshire Artist Original Art.
Oil, pen and ink. Portrait Landscape and quirky illustrations
I have always sketched, painted observed and always had a fascination with Art, painting mainly. Not being very academic my only logical path was to utilize my creative skills.
My journey started at College and then university where I studied Print Making, (not fine Art) although I only completed 2 years of that degree. I recently left my job as a 3D Graphic illustrator for a Playground company which I have done for the past 15 years. While there I gained a Degree with honors in Landscape Architecture, and so became a Landscape Architect.
The Art started about 4 years ago when I just out of the blue decided to give oil paints a go, and I was instantly hooked.
Working between portraits and landscapes, I was an absolute beginner, I read, I listened and I watched as well as painting constantly, trying to learn how to use oil paints.
I seem to have done quite a lot in a small space of time:
2022 – April, Became a full time Artist
Launched my new series, Turn from nature
Started to give Art demonstrations
2021 - Appeared in the local newspaper
Appeared on Sky’s Landscape Artist of the year, I came down to the last 3 in my heat
Took part in Wakefield Art walk
Work exhibiting in Art Original Gallery Ridings Centre Wakefield
Work exhibited in Pomfret Gallery Pontefract
Work exhibited at The Gate Gallery Doncaster
Exhibited at Art in the Pen Skipton
Volunteered at Queens Mill Castleford (gave free art classes to the elderly)
2020 - Facilitated workshops at the Queens Mill Castleford
Selected to exhibit at Art & York as a raw talent Artist
Selected to exhibit at Art in the Pen Skipton
Filmed my heat as a competitor on Sky’s Landscape Artist of the Year
Created an NHS Hero portrait
Launched my Dark Curiosity Illustrations
2019 - Exhibited Art in the Barn, Batley
Exhibited Art in the Pen Skipton
Appeared on the One show
2018 - Appeared on TV as a wild card for Sky’s
Landscape Artist of the year