Dawn Waters Baker
Dawn feels like her first language was beauty. That was how her heart was stirred to art. Born and raised a missionary kid she learned to look for it in the cracks of lives much harder then her own. In college, she learned how to find her own way to express her heart through painting. Dawn’s husband is a gentle gift who likes quiet as much as she does. They have three kids and the quiet left. It birthed a joy found in working on what's important and striving for love in all things. Painting is Dawn’s way of listening, her way to the world of enchantment. Not to be false or sentimental but to see the mystery in cloud, water, tree and have no words just this beauty reaching into the cracks and crevices of our humanity.
She likes to think of her work as a "glimpse of the mystery." The metaphors of life held in branches, cloud wisps and water. There is something that compels Dawn to paint, not what is literally seen but what is felt. For her, the window into the spiritual is nature. It seems to be the image that she is invited to pass through into something much richer and deeper and full of beauty.
Her art is collected by many businesses as well as private owners. Some of which are: Dallas Theological Seminary, Dallas Eye Care Associates, Dallas Baptist University, She currently finished five original drawings for the book, “Why, O God?” published by Crossway books. She is a member of Artists of Texas. Dawn is affiliated with Mary Tomas Gallery in Dallas Design District, Smith Klein Gallery in Boulder, Colorado and currently with the summer group exhibit at White Stone Gallery in Philadelphia, PA. Her work has been in National shows including The National Weather Biennale, CIVA Contemporary Images of Mary and Ex Nihilo at Roberts Wesleyan College. Her work is available internationally through Veritasse based in London, England.