Dawn Sutherland


Dawn Sutherland is a painter of Southwest Landscapes. Dawn was a teacher in her first life, and a counselor in her second. She began her third life as a painter in 2001. An avid gardener and hiker, Dawn, her husband Stan, and their cats moved from Wisconsin to Arizona in 2004. There, her paintbrushes met the challenge of intense 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 calls out loudly to be painted; sometimes I hear only a whisper. These are the images that find their way to my heart and my canvas.

Dawn, Stan, and their two cats live in Flagstaff, Arizona. When not painting on canvas, she can be found painting with plants in her gardens, exploring hiking trails, or singing with the Master Chorale of Flagstaff. Dawn has been invited to participate once again in the Prescott Plein Air Festival. 2022 marks her ninth-year painting in the annual Grand Canyon Celebration of Art 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.

Arizona Handmade Gallery, Flagstaff, AZ
El Portal, Sedona, AZ
Kolb studio, Grand Canyon National Park, Grand Canyon Village, AZ

Best Body of Work-Prescott Plein Air Festival-2022
Award of Excellence-Tubac Center for the Arts Show-2022
Honorable Mention-Prescott Plein Air Festival 2023
Best in Show-Grand Canyon Celebration of Art-2023

Artwork to be Showcased