abstract "Scape" ARTIST

​"Color, energy, emotion and movement are the foundation of my visual style and intuitive approach to painting. I love the fluid materiality of my paints and the process of transforming flat surfaces into dynamic, layered

 compositions through the interaction of color.  My paintings blend elements of nature with abstraction as a means to create visual poetry.  Inspired by changing light, movement and forms in the landscape."

Abstract “scape” artist Dawn Scandale began her love of water, land and sky when the family embarked on a permanent journey from Ireland to New England during her childhood. A member of the ski team in the Vermont mountains inspired a passion for open vistas of glistening sun, snow and atmosphere. Such memories are still reflected in the current work she creates in her Bonita Springs, Florida studio.
 
Dawn’s decades’ experience as an interior designer influcences her interpretation of formal elements such as color, shape, balance, depth, and composition. The paintings take you on a journey though the eyes of a colorist, with an inspired marriage of calming harmony and delightful surprise.  " Color, energy, emotion and movement are the foundation of my visual style and intuitive approach to painting. I love the fluid materiality of my paints and the process of transforming flat surfaces into dynamic, layered compositions through the interaction of color.  My paintings blend elements of nature with abstraction as a means to create visual poetry.  Inspired by changing light, movement and forms in the landscape."


"I consider myself a painter of the natural world, my work is infused with this beauty.  For me, painting is not something to do, it is rather a way to be."
 
INSPIRATIONS
"I have many interests that help to inspire my work.  I love to sail, ski, run, ride horses, snorkel, spend time with my two dogs, travel, and many other outdoor activities that make me want to get in the studio and paint nature in all its forms."

Dawn has resided in Southwest Florida for over twenty years, and has yet to miss her early morning walks on the beach. “This is my fuel,” she says. “that which uplifts my spirit and allows me to see the infinite potential beyond the horizon.” With each day, new, joyful influences emerge. 

Dawn Scandale original acrylics on canvas are in private and public collections throughout North America and abroad.

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Art by Dawn