DAWN CAWTHRA

ARTIST - DESIGNER - INSPIRATIONAL TEACHER

my story

Hello,  I'm Dawn, an artist, teacher and holistic health practitioner 

based in the beautiful Scottish Highlands.


Living and promoting a healthy, mindful, creative life is as essential as breathing to me, bringing joy and an immense sense of wellbeing on all levels, not only for myself, but also for my course participants. 

I am passionate about working with individuals and groups to improve physical and emotional health.

 

For over 30 years I have taught many students art, design and practical craft skills 

supporting and encouraging them to find their own creative voice.

Combining my skills as an artist, facilitator and therapist, I teach unique, relaxed and easy classes, 

through which participants are empowered and encouraged to let go of their old stories 

and beliefs that no longer serve them so that they may unlock more of their joyful, playful selves.


Back in the 70's and 80's, I studied graphics, interior and furniture design. 

In 2003, I went on to study textile design and I am currently exploring digital illustration along with 

various printmaking techniques, happily pushing the boundaries to see what is possible.

Weaving throughout all of this, I trained in the work of Louise Hay - You Can Heal Your Life

I also qualified as a Flower Essence Therapist, and studied Colour Therapy, all of which add to the depth 

of my teaching, as I continue to explore amazing opportunities for wellbeing through creative activity.


At heart, my playful paintings and designs are simply 

the vessels into which I can pour colour.

Much of my art is created through a technique I call 'intuitive soul painting'. 

This is a deep meditation-in-motion, which involves creating layer upon layer of different colours and textures, producing shapes and images that can then be worked into with finer detail.


As I never know what will be revealed before I start, it is the most 

joyful and playful way I have ever experienced painting. 

It allows total freedom from the constraints of trying to capture 

or produce a recognised image, allowing deep, intuitive wisdom to 'surface'.

Through the powerful process of mindfulness, painting and printing, 

I create art pieces that hopefully delight and inspire others to explore 

their individual creative expression, enhancing their own wellbeing in the process.


other things i like to do 

(when i'm not spending time with my family)


Paint from my imagination

and see where it takes me.

Walk in nature every day,

(or sit and enjoy the view)

even if it's only for 20 minutes.

Paint a page with watercolour, tear it 

into strips, collage and print it.

Head over to my classes page to see what else I get up to......