Dawn Sutherland


Dawn Sutherland is a painter of Southwest landscapes. A teacher in her first life, a counselor in her second, Dawn began her third life as a painter in 2001. A move from Wisconsin to Arizona in 2004 brought the challenge of painting broad blue skies, distant horizons, canyon mazes, and crazy quilts of wildflowers blanketing the earth.

“Painting outdoors uniquely captures the depth, definition, and feeling of the landscape before me. I feel there is almost always a near-perfect composition provided by nature. Sometimes a scene announces itself; sometimes I hear only a whisper. Those are the images that find their way to my heart and my canvas.”

Dawn lives in Flagstaff, Arizona. A founding member of Arizona Plein Air Painters, Dawn is also a member of The Nature Conservancy, Grand Canyon Conservancy, Best Friends Animal Society, and Morris Animal Foundation.