Dawn W. Fetty
Born at Edwards, A.F.B., California and being raised by an Air Force Test Pilot and a mother who was an artistic Expressionist gave Dawn exposure to many different environments and a love for the arts.
Her artistic abilities she inherited from her mother who was also an artist. She volunteered for any creative endeavor that came her. During her senior year her artwork was chosen for the yearbook, and an art competition to create a seal for the Fort Walton Beach Historical Societies was chosen.
During a 5-year stay at Germantown, Tennessee her love of art steered her to become a Docent for the Dixon Gallery and Gardens Museum. Being inspired by all the impressionists’ paintings she started drawing again, and using colored pencil and acrylics. This then led to oil painting classes with Marilyn Wannamaker for a few year to make her more thirsty for knowledge and skill thus she enrolled at the University of Memphis to work on a Fine Arts Degree for two years taking as many studio courses as she could before moving to Valparaiso, Indiana.
In2000, Dawn was approached to do her first Commercial Mural (4ft. x 6ft.) in Chicago, Illinois at a new Diagnostic Clinic and this then led to another commercial mural (5ft. x 6 1/2ft.) in Merrillville, Indiana. She has also done murals in private homes.