Like many people, I heard of Dawn through her mother, Anne Murray, whose music I re-discovered a few years ago. Not too long after that, I found Dawn’s Facebook page, which led me to her website. I loved the paintings and eventually ordered prints of Wallace’s Bicycle and Dr Verrilli’s Paradise (I loved the Woody).
I opened Facebook one evening last September and saw a post from Dawn which showed a half-completed sketch of a dragonfly. I couldn’t take my eyes off it and emailed Dawn to ask if she would paint it for me. I was so excited by the idea of that sketch that I was crushed when Dawn was too busy with other commissions and couldn’t take it on just then. I waited until after Christmas and tried again. To my delight, this time the answer was yes. Indeed, Dawn had completed a newer, improved version of the sketch and was asking if I wanted that one instead. I took one look at the photo of it and knew I had to have it!
Now that I had the three sketches, I thought perhaps I should look at an original. I was interested in the Chapel at Mount Allison and Groceries but then I saw Nanna’s Porch. I wanted it! Sadly, by the time I was able to put in a bid, it had been sold.
Man, that crate looked so good, it’s almost a work of art in itself!
I photographed every step of the unpacking journey. It took me a good hour or more to get to the last painting and I couldn’t stop smiling. I stood there with the Dragon Fly sketch in my hands and kept saying, “It’s perfect”, over and over. And it just is.
I now have the prints and the sketches framed & hung and they look so wonderful that I can’t believe my good fortune. I love them all!
However, Dawn’s Dragonfly Sketch just owns my heart.