Hello! My name is Dawn McDonnell. I am an Artist that has always been inspired by the world around us. I was born and raised in a suburb outside of NYC. I received my BFA in Illustration from the School of Visual Arts. I went on to become certified in teaching early childhood education. I love to paint, I stay busy year round with commissions for pet and house portraits. I have many of my personal pieces in various shops and boutiques as well as hanging in Veterinarian and Dentists offices. You will find me dabbling in many creative forums as well. For the last six months I have been creating weekly events for fellowship at my Church. I have worked for several textile companies, an artist representative, Teaching Art classes at various schools and foundations. I have owned my own businesses as a mural painter, a gallery owner and an interactive art studio. I moved to Manahawkin, NJ about 19 years ago with my very supportive husband and two children.