What words, images or colors have special meaning for you? Are you thinking of honoring an anniversary or special event? Let's chat in a free 45 consult.
Start with a conversation. Who will receive the collage? What are favorite images, color, symbols? What is the overriding sentiment? I give a free 45 minute consult.
Before I begin the design process, which includes researching images and collecting papers, I request a 50% deposit. Usually, I ask the client to approve a black and white design or a color composite before I start painting.
When the final piece is approved, the commission is varnished, wired to hang, and ready for pick-up at Dawn's studio, or sent to a soon-to-be happy recipient.
“Based upon her work as shown on her website, we chose Dawn to create a keepsake for our son and his wife after their wedding. She did a fabulous job of listening to us and creating a piece of art that beautifully depicted their journey together. We hope to make this a family tradition! Thank you, Dawn!”-Karen C. Lindia, Durham NC
Every painting, every collage, is protected with appropriate varnishes or acrylic coatings. All the work is archival and will last for generations to come. Each piece will arrive signed on the front and signed and dated on the back. Like all fine art, I recommend you do not place original work in direct sunlight.
My collage work strives to make something beautiful out of something discarded. The pieces use real ephemera, I do not employ photocopies.I work on a cradled board that provides proper support for the materials which can be worked over and over again. Even the board itself is usually recycled substrate.
If your original artwork arrives damaged, please contact me immediately, you have 3 business days to document damage and discuss refunds. Sales are final after 5 days of arrival. Please return in original packing. Any questions or concerns, please contact me.
I use either UPS or FedEx, depending on the item. You will need to be able to sign for the arrival of the original artwork or waive the option for return. I cannot be responsible for artwork left unattended.
Shipping is standard 3-5 days.