Dawn Brennan

Not Just Another Pretty Face 2019

Program Overview


Dawn Brennan

Over the years I have made art in many ways and in many kinds of media—oil painting, graphite drawing, watercolor, charcoal, and most recently acrylic painting and ceramic sculpture. I change according to the limits and possibilities of the medium, and, being always interested in skill-building, I have stepped up to certain challenges that take me in unfamiliar directions.  My one consistent life goal is to discover the truth about the seen world, and to understand how the eye, hand and medium bring that discovery about.  Themes that recur in my work include loss, self delusion, fear, and the artificiality of idealization and gender roles

For Not Just Another Pretty Face I think I would most likely get commissions in portraits or landscapes.  I have been working in b/w acrylic and charcoal on paper, in a graphic-novel style.  Depicting a subject in a dramatic situation would be a new approach to portraiture.  It could involve text and multiple frames like a comic book.

This could be done much looser with oil on canvas.  I am including a color “comic” style portrait was well as a straight oil portrait.







For more information or to commission a unique work of art through Not Just Another Pretty Face, contact Maria Nelson at mnelson@hydeparkart.org or 773.324.5520 x1014.