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Dawn E. Riley

“The art of painting has been a quiet love of mine since childhood. After the rich experience of raising a family and the completion of a fulfilling career, I began to dedicate time to the study of art and the creation of my artwork. Born and raised in Prince Edward Island, Canada, I was highly aware of both rural and coastal colours and the impact of the changing seasons. I am inspired by the quaintness of the subject matter, as well as the “surf and turf” scenery that surrounds me. With the mediums of watercolour, acrylics, ink, and mixed media, I love to decode colour, analyze light and shade, and study detail. Although I have been in awe of the beautiful scenery in other countries, my brush often brings me back to my early years of inspiration.”


Dawn enjoys painting at her home and also with groups of friends and peers. She participates in Seniors College P.E.I. art classes, artist-led workshops, online study and plein air painting opportunities. She is an Associate Member of the Canadian Society of Painters in Watercolour and The Artists Network. In addition, Dawn has shown and sold her paintings in several community art shows. A large portion of Dawn’s portfolio can be viewed and /or purchased from her website:


Dawn E. Riley Associate Member, CSPWC

Dawn can be reached at (902) 940-2562

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