Description Created from an original acrylic painting on artist's panel of a beautiful ladybug with a dreamy blue background. White script across the image is artist's original text:A ladybug lands on a shoulder, walking across fingertip to fingertip, hand to hand, until finally, too soon, she takes flight into the sunshine and sweet beauty of a perfect summer's day. Playing make-believe in the backyard. Homemade lemonade and Nature's lilac perfume. We are in the best place in the world and don't know it. We are protected. Taken care of and loved as we dance in the garden in our bright clothes, barefoot and innocent. We must remember these moments. The soft touch of a ladybug. The sunshine on our faces. The feel of grass under our feet. Carry these memories into the future. But how do we collect the sunshine? How to we catch the smell of rain? In jars like fireflies? - Caitlin Dundon
Caitlin Dundon, Seattle Member Since January 2010 Artist Statement Seattle artist Caitlin Dundon is known for her trademark handwritten script and colorful mixed media paintings. She is a professional calligrapher and instructor in both mixed media collage and pointed pen calligraphy. She has been an instructor for the past two years at the Letters of Joy conference for mixed media collage techniques and calligraphy and will be an instructor at this year’s Art & Soul Mixed Media Retreat in Portland, Oregon. Dundon’s work has appeared in Letter Arts Magazine, Seattle Magazine, Seattle Business Monthly, Seattle Bride, Manhattan Bride and The Frye Art Museum. She has been featured on television on an episode of The Style Fyle, with Kerry Damiano reporting, Seattle Channel’s City-A-Go-Go, with Nancy Guppy reporting, and mentioned in the Washington Post.
She has been featured in Somerset Studio magazine’s Lively Art of Lettering in the Jan/Feb 2012 and May/June 2012 issue as well as writing articles for Somerset Studio July/August 2015 and May/June 2014 issue. She is also proud to have been a guest artist blogger in Somerset’s newest online presence, Somerset Place.
Born in Rochester, New York in 1967, Dundon graduated from Syracuse University with a BFA in Communication Design. She moved to Seattle in 1989 and worked as a graphic designer and production manager before starting her own company in 1996, creating one-of-a-kind handscripted keepsake boxes under the name One Heart Studio. After working with customers and craft gallery buyers directly for over ten years, she started to license her art in 2003 through Sagebrush Fine Art. Dundon’s art has been published as posters, greeting cards, plaques, wall tiles, journals cotton throws and fabric – some featuring the artist’s own original text. She is currently a licensed artist represented by Roaring Brook Art Company.
Dundon is also a published children’s book author. The Yellow Umbrella, illustrated by Sandra Speidel (Simon & Schuster, 1994) was named Pick of the Lists by the American Bookseller’s Association.
Her studio is located in Seattle, Washington where she lives with her husband, Randy Woods.