My name is Dawn Schmidt and I grew up in Southern Manitoba, Canada. From an early age I was drawn to the arts, always creating, drawing, playing piano, writing music and performing as a jazz vocalist. I was also influenced early on by my grandmother who was a landscape painter.
As life happened it wasn’t until later while raising my four young children that I realized I needed an outlet for my lost creativity, so I began expressing myself through painting.
I started taking courses and became part of a local Steinbach Arts Council which allowed me to mature as an artist. I am deeply inspired by the beauty of nature and the vivid colours of our seasons.
I’ve had the honour of painting live on stage with the Winnipeg Symphony Orchestra. I have also had several local organizations commission me to paint pieces for them and my art hangs in homes across Canada and the United States. Currently my work is being represented by the Pulse Gallery at the Forks in Winnipeg.