Dawn Hawkins, Knoxville Member Since April 2011 Artist Statement My passion from childhood has always been drawing and painting. Growing up I traveled the world due to my father being in the military. This intensified my passion for painting by the intriguing amount of different landscapes that I encountered. The awe inspiring trees, coastal, and sunsets were a constant inspiration. At the age of 15, my family settled in Knoxville, TN. My desire for art continued all during high school. Although I have not had any formal training since, I have a natural gift and love for painting. I have worked with numerous mediums, but find myself most comfortable and passionate about acrylics and watercolors. My most recent endeavors include canvas painting and large scale murals in private homes and businesses. I have numerous canvas paintings that have shown in many different venues around Knoxville. The most recent venue for many of my pieces is Regas restaurant in downtown and Mulligan's at Gettysvue in Knoxville.