National Competitions

  • Winner - Animal & Wildlife section of the SAA Artist of The Year 2020.

  • Two portraits accepted for TALP exhibition 2021

  • Winner TALP Open -The Artist's Magazine Exhibition Award 2021

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"This painting of Saffy is simply awesome!

We couldn't believe our eyes when we saw it the first time. Still thrilled to bits with it.

It has such soul and captures every little detail right down to the tiny little hairs on the bridge of her nose. Incredible!

Dawn gave great guidance at each stage from choosing the right photo to the colour of the mount and frame.

The whole process was just really special.

Thank you Dawn!"

Gabby Philips

"I was introduced to Dawn through a mutual friend after I mentioned having Harry’s portrait painted. Having looked at Dawn’s ‘back catalogue’ they were all fabulous, however there were one or two that were quite captivating.

Fast forward a few months and I have an amazing, framed portrait of Harry along with several framed prints of Harry and I adorning the walls. It surpassed any expectations I had and there were a few tears the first time I saw her finished work…

Dawn is a consummate professional, very friendly and an extremely talented artist."

Sharon Marshall

Following on from a conversation, when I found out that Dawn did pet portraits, we arranged for a photo shoot of Tilly. No mean feat to get a selection of wonderful images from an ever bouncing springer spaniel puppy!
Dawn has a real knack of capturing the animal’s personality in her art work, and we are simply thrilled with the finished piece. She was great at keeping in touch and updating on progress, and guided us through the various choices for framing. Thank you!

Vicky Kilpatrick



Based near Newport-on-Tay, Fife, Scotland