Artist | Instructor | Art Tour Facilitator | Author
Dawn-Angela Seeley was born in Yorkshire, England, grew up in South Africa where she received her education and emigrated to Canada. It is now her home base where she attended the Ontario Collage of Art & Design as a mature student.
As creative director in her graphic design studios in Johannesburg & Toronto, she did not enjoy the electronic process of “art”.
“I loved painting, in oils, acrylics, watercolours, and I found myself longing to give up my mouse, for a brush and palette again.”
For 20 years now she has concentrated solely on painting and teaching in Oakville, Stratford, Ontario and in Tuscany, Italy. She illustrated and co-authored an excursion guide: An Adventure in Tuscany, and a children’s story, Beppino, the Friendly Tuscan Wolf.
Dawn-Angela has come full circle: Her preference still to paint plein air, in watercolours, fluid/acrylics & oils. She is also experienced in gilding and hand-painted black & white photographs in studio. Her commissioned works include architectural, landscape, still life, wild flowers and non-objective pours. Her art documents a special moment in time and memories long to be remembered by her clients. Her paintings in whatever medium, inspire her in the moment, and are indeed F I N E A R T.
Dawn-Angela now primarily paints custom works to size and specifications for private and corporate clients. Just an email or Skype call away, she loves to work closely with clients, discussing their ideas, photo references, nostalgia, colours, size and placement, collaborating through discussion from concept to completion along the shared journey — a process that many artist shy away from.
Her works are included in galleries and private collections in Canada, United Kingdom, America and Italy. Her fine art is also available in her home studio where she is honoured to show by appointment, at 245 Downie St., Suite 107, STRATFORD, ON N5A 1X5.