Dawn Normali has a passion for life which she expresses
through Oil Painting utilizing bold strokes of brush and palette
knife with rich colors and dramatic lighting. From her home in
Estes Park, Colorado; she draws inspiration from living amidst
The Rocky Mountains. Preferring Oil Painting in the Plein Air style, she illustrates;
positive spirit, and fluidity of urban and country settings. Dawn graduated with a
degree in Fine Art from the University of Northern Colorado, she also studied at
Loveland Fine Art Academy, Art Students League Denver, and with numerous well-
known national contemporary artists. She shares her love and knowledge of painting
with students in class and private settings.
Dawn has achieved Juried recognition in many venues including: People’s Choice
Award “Winter Begins” 2004 Cultural Arts Council, Estes Park, Colorado, The Roman
Kelly Award “Old School House” Deselms Fine Art 2008, Cheyenne, Wyoming, Artist’s
Choice “Fences” Deselms Fine Art 2010, Cheyenne, Wyoming, Channel 9 News,
Denver, Colorado, Estes Park Art Market Poster Artist 2015, Western Light Show,
Earthwood Collection, Estes Park, Boulder, Colorado, A One Woman Show, Deselms
Fine Art, Cheyenne, Wyoming and Framed Image showings, Denver, Colorado, and
the Governor’s Show in Colorado - 2015 Merit Award Winner for her body of Plein Air
work, and best of show in the 2015 Paint The Poudre Exhibit at CSU. Western Lights
2015 - Merit Award, people’s Choice and Artists Choice.
Dawn presents her artwork at the galleries below, across
the United States, and internationally.