Born and raised in tropical Singapore, Dawn moved to Melbourne in 2008 to pursue a Fine Arts degree in Painting. Inspired by the City’s ever-changing seasons, friendly faces, food and culture, Dawn fell instantly in love with Melbourne and has since decided to call it home. Finding joy in food and nature, Dawn’s life as an Artist involves her spending her days painting, soap making and running art workshops for both children and adults.
Dawn’s work, creative career and her classes have been featured in many magazines, press and sites. Some of which includes Gourmet Traveller, Frankie Magazine, Lunch lady Magazine, Inside Out Magazine, The Age Newspaper, The Herald Sun, The Design Files, A Cup of Jo, Apartment Therapy. Throughout her career, Dawn has also collaborated with many notable organisations such as The National Gallery of Australia, City of Melbourne’s ArtPlay, National Gallery of Victoria, Third Drawer Down, Heide Museum of Modern Art, The Jacky Winter Group, Craft Victoria, South Melbourne Market and so on.
With a huge passion for sharing and over 17 years worth of experience working as an educator, Dawn runs a little art school, where children can come learn and create alongside with her. All classes are held in her American Yurt, in Yarraville! Check out @handmadelove on instagram to see all of Dawn’s teaching and art making adventures!