gradient6 edge bannerIf you've come to my site chances are you already know me for my visual works: graphic design and painting. I've been painting all of my life, since the age when my mother taped paper to the kitchen floor and so began my introduction to art. She was an illustrator and fine artist too, so it was just a matter of time before I was completely saturated in the arts.

I also received her name — I am the second Dawn Wheat. The first was a wildlife painter and illustrator. If you have come to this site to ask about her work, contact me.

I paint with
acrylics, have dabbled with encaustics (pigment in wax) and these days prefer drawing and watercolor. My subject matter is mostly plants, trees and interesting flowers. I traipse all over to find examples of color and form that interest me, using only my own photography. I also have a degree in painting from the University of Northern Iowa.

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As a designer, I've created
packaging that you can find on the shelf at Target or Walmart, for brands Coleman, Lowes, Expo Dry Erase Markers, and Aldi Grocery Stores. I've also worked for non-profits National University of Health Sciences, The Red Cross in New Mexico, and Jefferson County Public Library in Colorado. I know Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign, After Effects and Premiere.

As a creative person I want to continually find challenging projects and experiment with new ideas or supplies. Over the last two years, I have been writing a book
THE GHOSTS OF PINOS ALTOS and have just finished the second draft. I have also started making woodcut prints and cards.

If you have a question or comment about my work, please reach out. I'd love to hear from you. I can be contacted at

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