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About : Dawn Cawthra - Artist based in Forres, Moray

I am an artist, teacher, and holistic health practitioner, living and working along the beautiful            Moray Coast, in the Highlands of Scotland. 

Originally trained in fine art, graphics, interior, furniture and textile design, I have since developed and played with digital photography and printmaking techniques. I am continually exploring and pushing the boundaries of my art to see what is possible.

Living and promoting a healthy, mindful, creative life is as essential as breathing to me, bringing joy and an immense sense of wellbeing on all levels, not only for myself, but also for my course participants and clients. As well as exploring my own art practice, I am passionate about working with individuals and groups to improve physical, emotional and mental health. I teach unique, transformative painting courses, and also offer one-to-one sessions.

My art is created through 'intuitive painting'. Using acrylic paints, inks and wax pastels, this process involves creating layer upon layer of different colours and textures to reveal shapes and images that can then be worked into with finer detail, adding stitch if desired. 

As I never know what will be revealed before I start, it is the most joyful and playful way I have ever experienced painting. It allows total freedom from the constraints of trying to capture or produce a recognised image, allowing deep, intuitive wisdom to 'surface'. 

Through the combination of mindfulness, painting, printing and sometimes stitching techniques, I create art pieces that hopefully delight and inspire others to explore their own creative expression, enhancing their wellbeing in the process.

Each image is accompanied by uplifting words, which reveal themselves in much the same way as the painting itself. In addition to sending as a greetings card, they can also be used as an aid for contemplation/meditation, or as an inspirational message for the day. 

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