Instructor: Danni Dawson

Danni Dawson received her BA and MFA degrees from George Washington University and apprenticed with Nelson Shanks. A professional artist and teacher for over 25 years, Danni has exhibited her paintings nationally and internationally, and has received many awards including the Allied Artist Award, the Salmagundi Painting Prize, the Audobon Award, and an Award for painting from the national Academy of Art and Design. Her work has also been featured in American Artist, most recently in the Winter 2007 American Artist Workshop magazine article "Danni Dawson: Helping Still Life Painters Find An Individual Voice."


With over 300 portraits to her credit, Danni Dawson has painted heads of state, dignitaries, and university officials as well as senior members of the military and medical communities. Her portraits and still lifes are displayed in collections throughout the world.

Painting In Danni's Living Room
Painting In Danni's Living Room Or Rose Garden
Portrait Painting (oil Or Pastel)
Portrait Painting In Oil Or Pastel
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Danni's Demonstrations at The Art League's YouTube Channel:

Color Study Demo, part 1 --

Color Study Demo, part 2 -- 
Student Work: [CLICK TO ENLARGE]
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