Dawna Middleton | Artist
I was born and raised in Texas; moved to Missouri in 2003. Creating, sewing and designing have been foundations throughout
my life. In my mid 20’s I began design and textile concepts. In 2009, during my 2nd semester of college I was passionately
inspired by my History of Art class. The exposure motivated a profound desire to begin creating art that was waiting to emerge.
I graduated in 2013 with a degree in Graphic Design and much anticipation for more.
Within a year I was an instructor at a sip & paint studio. Just months later attempted my first portrait. I continued painting
throughout the next year, absorbing advice and experience from local artist. I immersed myself into finding my own
techniques of versatility within abstract, realism, and fine details of various subjects.
Often projects come through visions, some are themed inspired, and others burst with mixed media and random items.
I draw inspiration from different types of artist including Jackson Pollock, Robert Rauschenbery, Jasper Johns,
Wangeci Mutu and the beautiful detailed work of Richard Caton Woodville.
In 2016, I became an active member of Studio 55 Guild and the Springfield Regional Arts Council. Both memberships have provided
a platform for many local exhibits. I have also been accepted in juried exhibits in Springfield and St. Charles, Missouri.
One is truly abundant when they can fill their days with gratitude and projects they are passionate about!
My destination is 'happiness'. My goal is to surround myself with positive, empowering individuals; as well as finding time to be creative and active while embracing all the beauty the Universe grants me each day on this fabulous journey.