Born and raised in Windward O’ahu Hawai’i,
Nature is as a book of constant revelation
of God the Creator and I seek to also create beauty and excellence.
what collectors and students say about working with me
Wow! Beautiful! Amazing.
We had to postpone our Hawaiian wedding and send out postcards to friends and family. Dawn’s watercolor was so amazing and full of warmth and joy to keep everyone in good spirits even with the bad news! -Eden V. Philadelphia PA
I look forward to creating something for you to treasure.
A custom Color Bridge design created prayerfully for you. Or using one of my designs, under my instruction, you paint a calligraphic abstract. This original artwork will be a constant reminder of the divine at your side, ready to intervene at your reception of the God of Creation.
Discover My Story
I am a 4th generation Japanese American who grew up cherishing the traditional values and culture of the land and country of my birth. A journey at times confusing figuring out which values and identity of my Japanese, Hawaiian, American and Western cultural upbringing is a part of me. My artistic practice and faith has formed my identity and affinity for finding God’s presence and qualities in Nature as a book of revelation.
Together with observation and experience, it has deepened my prayer life which has in turn informed and guided my art making and social practice of service and gratitude. I revel in painting on site and also creating my Color Bridges that connects me to my artistic ancestry and heritage from the first prehistoric artistic ancestors, followed by biblical, and to modern day artists and makers.
I cooperate with people from all over the world
Working on collaborative projects is an important part of my mission to raise awareness and appreciation for our culture and history and to mālama or care for our ‘aina, our home.