Skyuka Fine Art opening reception: Dawn Whitelaw’s “Variations”

Published 9:28 am Tuesday, November 27, 2012

Dawn Whitelaw’s show opens at Skyuka Fine Art Dec. 1. (photo submitted)

Skyuka Fine Art announces their next exhibit featuring the recent works of nationally-known artist and portrait painter Dawn Whitelaw.

The opening reception of “Variations” will be held on Saturday, Dec. 1 from 5-8 p.m.

Dawn Whitelaw maintains a studio at ‘The Factory’ in Franklin, Tenn.

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For more than 25 years she taught basic principles of oil painting as an adjunct instructor at David Lipscomb University.

Most of her formal instruction comes from continuing study with New York painter Everett Raymond Kinstler.

She was awarded “Best in Show” at the 2001 national conference of the Portrait Society of America, and beginning in 2013 will serve as that organization’s vice-chairman. Studies and quick sketches from life are a time-honored tradition among artists and an important part of Whitelaw’s work process. She finds time almost every week to paint a sketch from life.