Dawn  Brennan - Artist
Over the years I have made art in many ways and in many kinds of media—oil painting, graphite drawing, watercolor, charcoal, and most recently acrylic painting and ceramic sculpture. I change according to the limits and possibilities of the medium, and, being always interested in skill-building, I have stepped up to certain challenges that take me in unfamiliar directions.

My one consistent life goal is to discover the truth about the seen world, and to understand how the eye, hand and medium bring that discovery about.

Themes that recur in my work include loss, self delusion, gender roles, and the artificiality of idealization.

My current painting series is of fantasy landscapes based loosely on science fiction and the American West—spaces empty and eternal, a product of the human mind, but also a realm beyond it.

More recently I have focused on charcoal and acrylic drawing as well as ceramic sculpture of natural subjects.


Pictured: "Shelf Life," charcoal, acrylic, pencil, 20" x 30"