Watercolor Art By Elaine
Elaine Henry Dawson, All Rights Reserved
Elaine Henry Dawson was raised on a small farm near Chattanooga, Tn. It was those early years that grew her reverence and love for Nature. She wanted to be an artist, but she chose the pragmatic course studying Business and Accounting before building a successful career as the Business Manager for a national software developer in Memphis, Tn. But, she still wanted to be an artist; so she studied water color at Atelier Studio in Germantown, Tn under nationally recognized Fred Rawlinson for six years. Then in 2005, Elaine retired from her business career; she and her husband relocated to Northeast Alabama and started a studio in her home.
Elaine’s passion is WaterColor - the spontaneity of it is pure fascination; although she does do some mixed media. Her work is impressionist; her love of nature is expressed in her art; flora, birds, trees, rocks, landscapes. Elaine paints intuitively; most pieces begin with a drawing lightly sketched onto watercolor paper; but, once the paintbrush touches the paper, the painting intuitively takes on a life of its own.
Elaine and her husband reside on the Southern end of Lookout Mt in Cherokee County, Al. With over 6 acres on the bluff covered with flower gardens and woodland trails, scenic views of Weiss Lake and the beginning of the Appalachian Mts, Elaine has an endless supply of inspiration; a simple walk replenishes and renews the creative senses.
Elaine’s award winning paintings have been exhibited in National and Regional Juried Shows; she is a member of Watercolor Society of Alabama, Memphis Germantown Art League, Tennessee Watercolor Society and Southern Watercolor Society. Elaine’s painting “Enchanted Madame’ was the cover art for the Poetry Quarterly Magazine “Art With Words”. Most recently “Winter in the Mountains” won 1st Place at the Gadsden Art Association’s 53 Annual Exhibition. Elaine is presently exhibited at Katherine’s Gallery and Frame Shop, in Fort Payne, Al and at the Wildflower Café, Mentone Al.
•‘Country Roses’, ‘Momma’s Iris’, and ‘Love that Peony’ all juried into Gadsden Art Association 57th Annual Juried Show, 2015 •‘Winter in the Mts’ and ‘A’s and B’s apple Blossoms and Bluebird’ juried in the WSA 2012 Showcase •‘A’s and B’s Apple Blossoms and Bluebird’ won 3rd place in Watercolor @ Gadsden Art Assoc 54th Exhibition 2012 •Solo Exhibition @ Gallery 17 in Mentone Al 2011 •‘Winter in the Mountains’ 1ST Place Winner in Watercolor @ Gadsden Art Association 53rd Exhibition 2011 •‘Road to Mentone’ and ’Daffies’ Juried in Gadsden Art Association 53rd Exhibition 2011 •Signature Member Watercolor Society of Alabama 2010 •Winner Merit Award ’Summer on my Mind’ Gadsden Art Association 2010 •WSA National Show ’Daffies’ Juried 2010 •Winner Merit Award for ‘Golden Rhodies’ WSA Membership Showcase 2009 •WSA Member’s Showcase 2008-2010 - Multiple paintings juried accepted •Gadsden Art Association 2009-2010 - Multiple paintings juried accepted •Winner of the MGAL Silver Star Artist Award, 2005 •Winner of the MGAL Hal Miller Emerging Artist Award, 2004 •Painting ‘Enchanted Madam’ published cover for “Art with Words Poetry quarterly” magazine (March 20016 Volume 2, Number 1) •National League of Pen Women’s (multiple painting accepted)