Dawn Blatherwick Artist, Yorkshire Artist Original Art.
I make no excuses for my “pretty” artworks as most of my ideas come to me in dreams, sometimes asleep sometimes awake, which begs the questions how do I perceive life? I am a very positive thinking person, (yes one of those happy soles) and perhaps this is why my art could be described as pretty? Even difficult subjects like miscarriage are pleasing to the eye, I guess I always try to please?
My work is sometimes complex in its narrative and sometimes I have no idea why I paint what I have painted, only to find the answer sneak up on me in a dream.
I always feel that we have all been given the ability to make each other’s life whole. I have a great love of music of all genres but I do not play an instrument or sing (only in the bath), but I submerge myself in music and it fills my life and things resonates, I empathize, I sympathize, I connect.
This is how I see my role in life, Art is a way for me to communicate how I see the world how my stories, my life experiences are explained.
I seem to have done quite a lot in a small space of time:
My first exhibit at Holmfirth Artweek
I entered and was selected to take part in the Self Portrait Prize 2023,
Ruth Borchard collection
Art walk Wakefield
Appeared in the Painters online magazine in the editors choice
Selected to take part in The artist open art competition at patchings
Began my YouTube channel
2022 - I entered the Holly Bush emerging woman painting prize and I was selected
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