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Dawn Whitelaw | Plein Air painter

Dawn Whitelaw is one of the artists in On Track Studios in Franklin, Tennessee.
Painting Plein Air with colleagues in Plein Air Painters of the Southeast and The Chestnut Group adds a richness and honesty to her studio work.
Whitelaw is currently on the the board of the Portrait Society of America where she serves as vice-chair.
She has also been featured as faculty for Plein Air South and the Plein Air Convention and Expo.

In 2016, the American Impressionist Society elected her to Master status.
Whitelaw was one of ten American women artists invited to exhibit in "Inspiring Figures" at the Butler Institute of American Art.
She has a painting in the permanent collection of the Rahr-west Art Museum.


Most of Whitelaw's formal instruction came from a long-term mentorship with New York painter, Everett Raymond Kinstler.
She graduated from David Lipscomb University with a BA.
After her graduation, she served as an adjunct teacher in the Art Department for over 30 years.
She will tell you that she learned as much from the students as they learned from her.

Dawn is proud to be a product of the workshop system.
Influential teachers include Charles Cox, Janice Barnes, Jim Pollard. Cedric Egeli, Scott Christensen, T. Allen Lawson, Quang Ho and Larry Moore.
A tremendous part of her education continues to come from the people she teaches and mentors.

A quote from Tennyson is a favorite and sums up her education.
He said, "I am a part of all that I have met".

Dawn Whitelaw: "I paint in response to that thing that "catches my eye".
I am looking for the moment when the light, atmosphere or viewpoint displays the commonplace in an uncommonly interesting way.
I try to capture this moment on canvas".

Dawn Whitelaw: "Dipingo in risposta a quella cosa che "cattura la mia attenzione".
Cerco il momento in cui la luce, l'atmosfera od il punto di vista mostrano il luogo comune in un modo insolitamente interessante.
Cerco di catturare questo momento su tela".

Dawn Whitelaw è una degli artisti degli On Track Studios di Franklin, nel Tennessee.
Dipingere Plein Air con i colleghi di Plein Air Painters of the Southeast e The Chestnut Group aggiunge ricchezza ed onestà al suo lavoro in studio.
Whitelaw fa attualmente parte del consiglio di amministrazione della Portrait Society of America, dove ricopre il ruolo di vicepresidente.
È stata anche nominata docente per Plein Air South e Plein Air Convention and Expo.

Nel 2016, l'American Impressionist Society l'ha eletta Master.
Whitelaw è stata una delle dieci artiste-donne americane invitate ad esporre in "Inspiring Figures" al Butler Institute of American Art.
Ha un dipinto nella collezione permanente del Rahr-west Art Museum.