Carol Dawson

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<b>Pasque Root System</b>, 2013<br>Watercolor, 36x48 inches, 42x53 inches framed<br>$5600
Pasque Root System

<b>Neighborhood Cycle</b>, 2013<br>Watercolor on paper, 42x55 inches<br>$5800
Neighborhood Cycle

<b>Zilker Gerberas</b>, 2013<br>Watercolor on paper, 30x40 inches<br>$4200
Zilker Gerberas

<b>Zilker Petunias</b>, 2013<br>Watercolor on paper, 27x51 inches<br>$4600
Zilker Petunias

<b>Storm Irisis</b>, 2013<br>Watercolor on paper, 30x44 inches<br>$4200
Storm Irisis

<b>Tulip Lamps</b>, 2013<br>Watercolor on paper, 37x53 inches, 42x58 inches framed<br>$5400
Tulip Lamps

<b>Path Toward Light</b>, 2017<br>Watercolor, 46x40 inches, 49x43 inches framed<br>$5200
Path Toward Light

<b>Female Cardinal IV</b>, 2017<br>Watercolor on paper, 40x33 inches, 46x39 inches framed<br>$4200
Female Cardinal IV

<b>Munch the Male Cardinal</b>, 2017<br>Watercolor on paper, 40x33 inches, 46x39 inches framed<br>$4200
Munch the Male Cardinal

<b>American Robin</b>, 2016<br>Watercolor on paper, 40x33 image, 46x39 inches framed<br>$4200
American Robin

<b>Female Cardinal III</b>, 2016<br>Watercolor on paper, 40x33 image, 46x39 inches framed<br>$4200
Female Cardinal III

<b>Female Cardinal and House Sparrow</b>, 2016<br>Watercolor on paper, 33x45, 39x51 inches framed<br>$4700
Female Cardinal and House Sparrow

<b>Grackle I</b>, 2016<br>Watercolor on paper, 40x33 unframed<br>$3650
Grackle I

<b>Grackle II</b>, 2016<br>Watercolor on paper, 40x33 unframed<br>$3650
Grackle II

<b>Juvenile Blue Jay</b>, 2016<br>Watercolor on paper, 40x33 image, 46x39 inches framed<br>$4200
Juvenile Blue Jay

<b>Molting Lesser Gold Finch</b>, 2016<br>Watercolor on paper, 40x43, 43x46 inches framed<br>$5200
Molting Lesser Gold Finch

<b>Scrub Jay</b>, 2016<br>Watercolor on paper, 32x40 inches<br>$4000
Scrub Jay

<b>Tree Sparrow</b>, 2016<br>Watercolor on paper, 50x40, 56x46 inches framed<br>$5600
Tree Sparrow

<b>American Tree Sparrow</b>, 2016<br>Watercolor on paper, 42x33 image, 47x38 inches framed<br>$3800
American Tree Sparrow

<b>House Finch</b>, 2015<br>Watercolor on paper, 22x30 inches<br>$1900
House Finch

View the virtual tour of Carol's 2016 show here

Carol gave an wonderful talk on May 5th describing the duality of being a literary and visual artist. It is available for you to listen to on our blog.

In her series Intimate Jungles, Dawson emphasizes saturated color and density to create lush worlds that envelop the viewer. Originally inspired by Albrecht Durer's iconic 1503 watercolor The Great Piece of Turf,  Dawson has also drawn on the traditions of Japenese Kacho-e, European botanical and fairy-tale illustration, and poetic and prose narrative, in order to craft enviroments that seem to defy their own two-dimensional plane and become a part of the viewer's immediate surroundings.

After studying English Literature and Anthropology at The University of Texas in Austin, Dawson went on to launch her writing career, live abroad in Europe and New Zealand, and formally train under the tutelage of painters Ray Vinella and John Koenig in Taos, New Mexico. She is the author of four critically acclaimed novels and an award-winning non-fiction book. In addition, she has published numerous articles in national magazines, while simultaneously exhibiting her watercolors in galleries and shows in New Mexico, Washington, and Texas. She has also served as the official Writer-in-Residence and Visiting Professor of Literature and Creative Writing at The College of Santa Fe, and continues to instruct writing workshops and classes. Dawson's latest book is a  four-hundred-year non-fiction history of Texas told through the lens of road development, entitled Miles and Miles of Texas, published on October 1, 2016.

Dawson has been focusing on watercolor for thirty years. Her visual work is represented in public and private collections across the country.

Carol Dawson