Spotted! Dawn Tan

THE ART

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Dawn Tan creates fun and fancy children’s illustrations in watercolors.

“Because of global warming, most of our beloved animal species don’t get to live on forever. And that’s really a horrible thought! I See You is a self portrait done for a children’s book, which I wrote about a year ago. At that time, there was a lot of talk about global warming and endangered animal species. So I decided to do my part as an artist, by coming up with a picture book on how climate change affects the animals, and it’s titled ‘The Big Move’. My art has always been happy and cheerful. I know it’s a big ambition, but hopefully my optimism in my art will create an awareness and make an impact one day.”

THE ARTIST

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A month ago Dawn Tan moved to Melbourne to study. She spends most of her days working in her little studio and painting in art school.

“I’m currently working on a series of oil paintings based on tiny found bits from my nature trails. I’ve just learned how to do a proper oil painting. Before that, I was very much self taught in the area of fine arts, since I majored in Graphic Design. But I was already experimenting and working with water colors and collage based works when pursuing my design diploma. I’m trying to move away from water colors though and try something new.”

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