Who is DawnMarie Lee?
a Girl whose Family is from Spain,Italy, France and Ireland
bORN IN nEW yORK cITY
mANHATTEN, I was raised to Love Life , always being called a Free Spirit, My Family moved to Long Island where I grew up on the beaches of Fire Island, The Hamptons, and Port Jefferson the North Shore. When ever we traveled we traveled along the Shore line, I always Loved the water . The Sound of the waves, wildlife fishing, and boats. I Love to watch Nature left alone, and I Love to celebrate people. I can see and hear, true Beauty, Love and Goodness . Each day being a New day I would arise and seek life, at a young age I left home , Along my journey i discovered many lost, and many broken. I always loved to bring kindness and hope to the hopeless always believing in what the future holds, knowing everyone is special and everyone needs to be loved, in a pure way.... I. began my journey.
During my journey I became Born Again sitting on the Fence, not knowing
how to get off the fence. One day I heard a voice speak to me and I became a Cosmetologist , I truly enjoyed helping many people in finding themselves, teaching them that they are not hopeless, I could feel their pain and I wanted to help them Smile, on the inside. When they Smiled all my pain would go away. I believed I found my path.
Though many trials, I would press thru , seeking , discovering, Loving every treasure I found and keeping it.... During my life I have had close calls of destruction and death, I would never give into the pain, I would simply go where there was no pain, I began writing Poetry , Songs, I Created a Make up and Skin Care line, I would Cook and Bake and Serve and Teach. I Simply believed that everyone goes thru pain, stand up brush off learn move on. Many close calls of wanting to just give up. Yet Joy unspeakable keeps me going.
Seek, knock and Find , perservere, press thru...
Just when I would be where there seemed to be no hope, again intervention God, Yes God He has taught me ALL I know.
God Is the One ,He Helps me Write Poetry, Write Songs ,Sing for Him and Paint with Him, He Is the Master Creator
I began discovering , exploring, With the Holy Spirit
My pain became so strong,
this is where my Painting Journey began, The First collection IS called '' In the begining"
I received many compliments and people wanting to buy them right away, some I sold , some I held as I was still discovering ....... with These paintings I was called Rembrandt, expressing emotions..... Just exploding out.......
I began Painting uncontrollable ........
Then one day a Magazine came to my home in my husbands name, as I thumbed thru Giglees of artist, I saw a painting I liked , it was an oil and thought , hmmm I wonder if i could paint in oil, and sure enough I painted the Monet i was looking at, ( not knowing who Monet was at the time) I began painting oils , a collection i called "True Emotions " people then began telling me I paint like Monet.
I said who is Monet? about 8 people in the midst turned there head to me, i mean i realized he was an artist, but i thought hmmmm I need to see just who is Monet, On my next outing My husband and I went to a bookstore there my husband purchased me a book of Monet, to my surprise i found a painting that looked almost identical to one i had painted, i showed my husband and we just chuckled, the same colors and the same content, and the same expression, slightly different, so now I call that painting ''A Moment in Time'' NFS , somehow Monet and I had a similar moment in time... this excited me ...
I then said what else can I do, Acrylic, Oil, Water Color, I bought pencils, charcoal, spray paint and was discovering a world that awaits inside of me , seeking to come out, i quickly took out canvases and began Painting, and cannot stop painting , When I Paint I simply begin brush to canvas or knife to canvas , I Love Every medium.... I lOVE DISCOVERING what is inside of me.
and then my Grandmother who was Always filled with a very special Love for me and for Everyone, became ill , inside my heart was torn, i needed more time, i wasn't ready, i prayed for more time and i was Blessed with another year to spend laying next to her and reading to her something she did with me when I was a child , smiling with her, loving her .......as she moved on to Eternity...this I knew and believed..... my heart was in perfect peace . Out came a canvas in remembrance of my Grandmother, such a sweet sweet spirit, a spirit that would always live, so I painted her Ireland. ''Irelands Peace'' ( an oil) Now hangs @ Bobarinos Pizzeria Our Family Italian Restuarant , in Englewood Florida is now On Display, as i was working I watched a women say to her friend.... '' Now that is a Monet!'' as she was approaching to see the painting ... i was honored, Yet I kept quiet, and couldn't wait to open another canvas, there is where I would release , what i felt inside, a World i could see that others only passed by, as I Created Oil paintings , I Captured " Moments of Serenity" my next Collection......
I was then invited to Palm Island an Art Show, where 2 of My Paintings sold , one was to a young boy who walked around my paintings and kept coming by my booth for 3 hours, another was to a women that i later discovered she was drawn to the painting as it resembled her. My heart now pouring out to paint more......
when hurricane Charlie came to destroy our town and my business, as my Mom was rebuilding her home i said id like to paint something for your Home, my Mom was excited and I said allow me, she did and later I discovered she could not believe that what I painted was what she had on her heart.
My Dad who was apart from his identity :( , so I prayed to have something that would bring me to a place that i could be close to my Dad and have something that could bring out his heart and what was revealed to me was My Dad is an Artist, I began to see his work an Amazing Photographer capturing Moments of Beauty in Life, in his work , keeping it natural and untouched, was His heart, He didnt even realize he had this gift.... Together our journey began to recapture a unity that was meant to be. We had our first Venue and it was a success.
My Dad then joined an Art Alliance in Punta Gorda Fl. where he Won First place , with a Picture of me, as time with my Dad began to evolve so did the complications
One day my Dad had a friend come to meet me and see my art, When we spoke his friend said to me ,I have studied under many well known artists and for years, i desired to capture the freedom you have, you truly have a special gift. i began painting each time creating series anywhere from 3- 15 paintings at a time, that were different yet belong together , as people saw some of my work ,They wanted to purchase right away, i wasn't ready, One man held out his checkbook and said how much? i can't explain why? from time to time I would sell a Painting when i knew it belonged to them.
Upon Visiting a Gallery a Man pulled my husband and I in to learn about the Gallery and Giclees...........Hmmmmm
I decided to look into the idea. I brought 2 of my paintings to see, i noticed a women very interested, in my art, as she spoke she handed me her card and asked me to call her, She then went inside her car and brought a book she wrote to me and inscribed on the inside, Isiah 40:31.
Here I was invited by Anne Reynolds a Prominent Author to Exhibit at the M.O.F.A.C. Museum Dec. of 2015 - March ,upon accepting i Had just finished a painting called Emerge, the next day i received an email that the Name of the exhibit was emerging artists, my heart racing ... I was asked to do a Bio and truly had no words to say yet.....
now I needed to finish or Begin my Bio ,as I looked up the Artist Bio that people said I reminded them of , I needed to see if what they wrote was true to myself, and here is what i found, I have an :
Impressionistic Modern movement that awaits inside of me, capturing the optical effects of light conveying the passage of time, with pure intense color, abandoning traditional perspective, living completely true to my inner self, works being referred to as a Claude Monet' (french) wet on wet technique using soft brush strokes to modern art, other works relate to (french) featuring the emotional attributes, without former schooling rendering expressionism further being related to Rembrandt connecting what once was disconnected, capturing the Italian avant'-garde movement to Futurism painting with rhythmatic pulsating qualities to abstract expressionism and futurism even in a single painting, defying the impossible with the possible, the unknown with the known, being challenged by living every moment on the tip of the wave, creating Surreal works of Art. as I discover the gift that lives inside of me, I am awakened to desire more.,