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Dawn Oman

"My work reflects my fascination with colour and the power of a joyful image to bring light to the soul at any time the spirit is in need of a reminder, that in beauty, there is peace."  

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Dawn Oman, Yellowknives Dene Artist

Dawn Oman was born in Yellowknife, North West Territories, of Yellowknives Dene and Welsh descent. Directly descended from Chief Snuff, who signed Treaty 8 with the Canadian Government, she began to draw as a means of silently amusing herself and staying out of her foster families' way. Since then, Dawn has exhibited across North America, opened her own Studio Gallery, and won awards and important commissions for her artwork. The Royal Canadian Mint Limited Edition 50 Cent Collectors coin in the 2003 Festival Series commemorating the Great Northern Arts Festival features Dawn's "Rising Star."

Dawn's main theme is winter; her snowy bright images capture the essence of the North in the dark time, cold, but full of colour. Her use of swirling colours representing the northern lights is a recognizable and recurrent theme throughout her works, as is her bold use of colour and brilliant combinations. What began as a way to make herself quietly invisible has brought an exuberant and joyful presence to the contemporary Canadian arts scene.

Artist Website

  


Collections by Dawn Oman

  • Dawn Oman Polar Bears - Art T-Shirt (min. 24) - Oscardo

    Dawn Oman Polar Bears - Art T-Shirt (min. 24)

    8022 XL
    Original Price $25.00 CAD
    Current Price $12.50 CAD

    Design byYellow Knives Dene Artist Dawn Oman. The Polar Bear is known as the wise, powerful 'Great Lonely Wanderer'. The Bear clan members were the...

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    Original Price $25.00 CAD
    Current Price $12.50 CAD
  • Dawn Oman Alpha Bear Travel Mug - Oscardo

    Dawn Oman Alpha Bear Travel Mug

    4653
    $25.00 CAD

    Design by Yellowknives Dene Native Artist Dawn Oman. "In Dene Culture, the bear is the most respected leader with great powers in the human realm.I...

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    $25.00 CAD
  • Dawn Oman Spring Bear Wallet - Oscardo
    Dawn Oman Spring Bear Wallet - Oscardo

    Dawn Oman Spring Bear Wallet

    2138
    $47.50 CAD

    Design by Yellow Knives Dene Native artist Dawn Oman. "The hollow shafts of the polar bear's fur reflects the light, making it appear white. Spring...

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    $47.50 CAD

Dawn Oman

"My work reflects my fascination with colour and the power of a joyful image to bring light to the soul at any time the spirit is in need of a reminder, that in beauty, there is peace."  

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Dawn Oman, Yellowknives Dene Artist

Dawn Oman was born in Yellowknife, North West Territories, of Yellowknives Dene and Welsh descent. Directly descended from Chief Snuff, who signed Treaty 8 with the Canadian Government, she began to draw as a means of silently amusing herself and staying out of her foster families' way. Since then, Dawn has exhibited across North America, opened her own Studio Gallery, and won awards and important commissions for her artwork. The Royal Canadian Mint Limited Edition 50 Cent Collectors coin in the 2003 Festival Series commemorating the Great Northern Arts Festival features Dawn's "Rising Star."

Dawn's main theme is winter; her snowy bright images capture the essence of the North in the dark time, cold, but full of colour. Her use of swirling colours representing the northern lights is a recognizable and recurrent theme throughout her works, as is her bold use of colour and brilliant combinations. What began as a way to make herself quietly invisible has brought an exuberant and joyful presence to the contemporary Canadian arts scene.

Artist Website

  


Collections by Dawn Oman

  • Dawn Oman Polar Bears - Art T-Shirt (min. 24) - Oscardo

    Dawn Oman Polar Bears - Art T-Shirt (min. 24)

    8022 XL
    Original Price $25.00 CAD
    Current Price $12.50 CAD

    Design byYellow Knives Dene Artist Dawn Oman. The Polar Bear is known as the wise, powerful 'Great Lonely Wanderer'. The Bear clan members were the...

    View full details
    Original Price $25.00 CAD
    Current Price $12.50 CAD