Dawn feels like her first language was beauty. That was how her heart was stirred to art. Born and raised a missionary kid in the Philippines, she learned to look for it in the cracks and crevices of lives much harder than her own. At the age of 19 she moved to the US to go to college where she learned how to find her own way to express her heart through painting.
Dallas artist Mary Tomás transforms her love of nature to her canvas’s paying special attention
to color and shape, light and shadow. Trying to push past what is literal into the feeling and
sensual world. Elements of our earthly and spiritual worlds, the human body, the space they
occupy and the effects of light always seem to capture her soul and harken to a mystical tie to
nature and an intrigue with line and form. Mary Tomás owns and operates Mary Tomás Gallery in Dallas, Texas since 1998.
Curated by Dr. Jill Fox