PO Box 6213
Key West, FL 33041
Ocean beaches, coral reefs, tropical jungles, outrageous gardens, northern forests, fields of ferns... Dawn Wilkins thrives on the endless inspiration provided by our amazing planet. With an artist’s eye and a naturalist's perspective, her work expresses a beautiful elegance with a whimsical touch appreciated, enjoyed, and collected by many.
About the Work and our Process:
Outrageous leaves, ferns, fish, flowers and corals, all inspire Dawn to celebrate the amazing designs created by Mother Nature in her original hand made mixed media prints and textile designs.
Utilizing a technique called Nature Printing, Dawn makes accurate reproductions from natural forms such as plants or fish by painting and pressing them.
The images are preserved by burning them onto silk screens. Over the years, she's developed a large library of specimens on screens with which she creates her compositions. Summers spent in northern mountains and lakes, and extensive travels in the Hawaiian Islands inspire the inclusion of a growing variety of temperate and tropical ferns in the collection.