Dawn Wicklow artwork at ArtWalk

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Article Published: Oct. 31, 2013 | Modified: Oct. 31, 2013
Dawn Wicklow artwork at ArtWalk

The work of artist Dawn Wicklow is being showcased at ArtWalk in downtown Boone.

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A recent addition to the ArtWalk’s lineup of artists, Dawn Wicklow presents paintings and cards that are already brightening up the gallery’s lower level.

Wicklow’s passion for painting started when she took her very first art class in April 2012. Two months later, she quit her day job and dedicated herself to painting full time.

Today, she paints from her cabin, located on the border of Ashe and Watauga counties, which offers a picturesque view of Snake Mountain.

Wicklow focuses primarily on Chinese brush painting, though she has recently introduced the bright colors of alcohol ink into her work. Her work has shown up in numerous exhibits, including the “Best of the Blue Ridge” at the Ashe County Arts Council, the Virginia Highlands Fine Arts Festival in Abingdon, Va., and Orlando Museum of Art’s “First Thursday.”

Wicklow also strives to share her love of painting with others and teaches various workshops, including “Introduction to East Asian Brush Painting” classes for the craft enrichment program at Appalachian State University.

Painting isn’t the only passion in her life, though. Wicklow also said that she “cares deeply about nature and tithes regularly to various organizations that support the interconnected web of life of which we are all a part.”

ArtWalk is located at 611 W. King St. in downtown Boone. For more information, call (828) 264-9998, email (artwalkboone@yahoo.com) or visit http://www.artwalkboone.com.



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