Contented Hares

JoanneDawson-contentedhares

About the Hare

This design was inspired by the artist Gustav Klimt’s painting ‘The Kiss’. I have always loved Klimt’s work and often base my own paintings in his style. The Kiss is one of my favourite pieces and I was lucky enough to go and see it in The Belvedere Museum in Vienna a couple of years ago. Recently I worked on a recreation of The Kiss for my 1st wedding anniversary, turning the figures in the original piece into hares. This ...
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This design was inspired by the artist Gustav Klimt’s painting ‘The Kiss’. I have always loved Klimt’s work and often base my own paintings in his style. The Kiss is one of my favourite pieces and I was lucky enough to go and see it in The Belvedere Museum in Vienna a couple of years ago. Recently I worked on a recreation of The Kiss for my 1st wedding anniversary, turning the figures in the original piece into hares. This was a real labour of love and incorporated acrylic paint and collage combined together to make this highly adorned piece. My reason for turning the figures into hares is because I am so passionate about these extraordinary animals and have been since a chance encounter with one aged eight years old. My intention is to try and recreate the smaller mixed media piece I made earlier this year onto the hare for the trail. I will work in mixed media and use a lot of gold within this piece as to replicate the work of Klimt.

Artist

Joanne Dawson

Artist Biography

My name is Joanne Daswon and I have always been passionate about Art. I knew from an early age that I wanted to become an Art Teacher when I was older. I went to Farmor’s School in Fairford and took Art and Sociology at A Level. My art teacher heavily ...
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My name is Joanne Daswon and I have always been passionate about Art. I knew from an early age that I wanted to become an Art Teacher when I was older. I went to Farmor’s School in Fairford and took Art and Sociology at A Level. My art teacher heavily influenced my career choice and his passion for the subject transferred over to me. I went on to do an Art Foundation course at Cheltenham Arts College. The foundation course allowed me to work in a wide variety of media and I became particularly fond of painting, mixed media and photography. I then undertook a degree in Fine Art and Art History at De Montfort University in Leicester. Again I developed my passion for mixed media painting and photography, experimenting with figurative work and black and white film photography. Working in mixed media allowed me to add in a variety of materials to my pieces, such as collage, print work and even the use of dripping wax at times. I began to really develop my own style and enjoyed working on large scale pieces as well as smaller, intricately detailed studies. I stayed on for a fourth year at De Montfort University and took my PCGE in Art. I secured a job as an Art Teacher in Swindon in 2000, and then a couple of years later I saw a job advertised at my old school, Farmor’s in Fairford, Gloucestershire.  I decided to apply and have been working at Farmor’s since 2002. I even got to spend ten years working with my old art teacher who inspired me to become a teacher all those years earlier. Thank you for all your wisdom Mr Edmondson.

I am now Teacher in Charge of Photography at Farmor’s as well as still teaching Art. My job keeps me busy but in my free time I like to keep fit and do my own art pieces when I have the time and inspiration. Being part of the Hare Trail is a great honour for me as I am passionate about these magnificent creatures and have a large array of hare ornaments, photographs and handmade art pieces adorning my home in Swindon.

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