Born in Glasgow, Scotland, Dawn
Joy is a self-taught artist who began painting from her imagination
9 years ago specializing in cave art and whimsical animals. Working
in acrylic on canvas, paper collage, and digital media, her images
have been licensed for advertising and conference brochures and posters.
Original paintings are in private collections in Canada, USA, United
Kingdom, Germany, and New Zealand. Greeting cards, fridge magnets,
buttons, and prints are available in retail gift stores.
Member Island Illustrators Society and the Federation of Canadian
Artists (FCA), member Community Arts Council (CAC) Greater Victoria.
Sooke Harbour House Gallery, Legacy Gallery, Sidestreet Studio Gallery,
She Said Gallery, Art Gallery of Greater Victoria, Campus Medicine
UVIC, Victoria, B.C.
Peoples' Choice Award Best Artist - Moss St. Paint-In, July 2008,
SPAC 50th Anniversary Show and Sale, April 2003, Juror's Choice Award
and Patron's Purchase Award. - CAC of Greater Victoria Juried "Look"
exhibitions, informal, Peoples' Choice Award, 2001.
Fresh Cafe Selkirk Waterfront, Sidney Fine Art Show, FCA Fall Show,
Moss St. Paint-In, Sooke Harbour House "Earth, Fire, and Brush",
IIS Naughtie Bits Show, CAC Look Show, 2009 FCA Vancouver Human Figure
Show, 2009 CAC Look Show, 2008 MacPherson Playhouse FCA Show, 2007
Sooke Fines Arts Show (juried), 2006 Spirit Bears In The City Commission
for B.C. Lions Club Society titled: "Was It Just A Dream? ~ A Tribute
to John Lennon, 2006 Saanich Municipal Hall Centennial Banner, "Cats
Having Fun In Oak Bay" Show - Frame-Up Gallery, Christmas Show 2005
Craigdarroch Castle, SPAC Spring Show, May 2005. - Federation of Canadian
Artists, "Spring Show", Victoria, 2005 & 2004 (juried) - Community
Arts Council of Victoria, "Self-Portraits" exhibition, 2002 (juried)
- Out-Of-Hand Gallery "For the Fun of It", 2002. Victoria BC