Drawing inspiration from a 2003 visit to the galleries of Santa Fe, NM, Dawn Winter began exploring a new found creative interest in painting.
“Each painting has a life of its own. Sometimes I have a sense of the direction I want to take the painting. With others, I follow the path the painting insists on taking. During the process of painting, I’m bringing my life experiences, wishes and temperament to the canvas. Ultimately, I seem to gain life lessons and a sense of peace and authenticity from my time spent with the paints and canvas. When a painting session is going well, I become lost in my thoughts, gain new perspectives and lose track of time. It's a wonderful sensory experience and a departure from the otherwise detail-oriented life I lead.”