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Dawn Thrasher

Calgary, AB

Artist Statement

Painting is like language. It enables Dawn to create a visual expression of her ideas, visions and experiences. Landscape is her muse and provides endless inspiration to explore the changing nature of our world. Dawn’s paintings live in her mind before they appear on canvas. There is something lost and something born in transforming these visions to art. This process feeds her creative efforts. Finding the balance between technique and inspiration is a constant challenge. Knowing when to put the brushes down and leave a painting in a good place is the product of experience. Less is often more.

Artist Biography

Dawn Thrasher grew up on the Canadian prairie, in the province of “living skies” where many summers were spent in Prince Albert National Park. She received a Bachelor of Education from the University of Saskatchewan in 1971 and worked as an educator for many years. Painting has been a passion since Dawn’s childhood. She juggled family, teaching and university courses, completing a Bachelor of Fine Art from the University of Calgary in 1990, majoring in painting and drawing. She has pursued a painting practice for over 25 years and continues to explore new techniques, materials and ideas through workshops and research. Her studio practice is in Arizona, Calgary and Kelowna. Through travel, she has explored a wide range of lands and cultures. This has enriched her understanding of how art conveys cultural, political and environmental issues while revealing a sense of time and place.

Dawn Thrasher   B.Ed, BFA, ASA

Paintings by Dawn Thrasher

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View from the Leighton Centre
By Dawn Thrasher
35 X 30 in
$1820

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Southbound 2
By Dawn Thrasher
48 X 42 in
$3100 red dot e1639092513818 Sold

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Fading Forest
By Dawn Thrasher
48 X 42 in
$2880

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Banana Sellers
By Dawn Thrasher
32 X 26 in
$1920

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Salutations to Spring
By Dawn Thrasher
36 X 36 in
$2400

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Rock Face
By Dawn Thrasher
26 X 26 in
$1580

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Westward
By Dawn Thrasher
33 X 58 in
$3100

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Glacial Peaks Alaska
By Dawn Thrasher
40 X 72 in
$3800 red dot e1639092513818 Sold

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June Thaw
By Dawn Thrasher
26 X 26 in
$1580

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Stillness
By Dawn Thrasher
40 X 30 in
$2380

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Fields and Forests
By Dawn Thrasher
48 X 42 in
$2970

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Mountain Mirror
By Dawn Thrasher
24 X 24 in
$1580 red dot e1639092513818 Sold

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Inside Passage
By Dawn Thrasher
30 X 60 in
$2970

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Juxtaposition
By Dawn Thrasher
30 X 36 in
$1980 red dot e1639092513818 Sold

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First Snow
By Dawn Thrasher
30 X 30 in
$1920

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Mekong Delta Market
By Dawn Thrasher
30 X 24 in
$1730 red dot e1639092513818 Sold

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Urban Constellation
By Dawn Thrasher
26 X 26 in
$1580

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Littoral Dunes
By Dawn Thrasher
34 X 58 in
$3100

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Near Opabin Trail
By Dawn Thrasher
30 X 40 in
$2380

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Prairie Gold
By Dawn Thrasher
26.5 X 31.5 in
$1850

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Cranberry Flats
By Dawn Thrasher
36 X 80 in
$3800 red dot e1639092513818 Sold

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On the Shores of Discovery
By Dawn Thrasher
48 X 60 in
$4000

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Cathedral Mountain
By Dawn Thrasher
26.5 X 32.5 in
$1790

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River’s Edge
By Dawn Thrasher
20 X 38 in
$1680

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Transit on the Mekong
By Dawn Thrasher
18 X 22 in
$1230

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Giverny
By Dawn Thrasher
30 X 40 in
$2100

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Sky Fire
By Dawn Thrasher
24 X 30 in
$1800

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Prairie Pond
By Dawn Thrasher
24.5 X 31.5 in
$1790

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