Dawn Finn

About Dawn

I am an artist and maker of prints living and working in Highgate Village, North London. I arrived in ‘swinging’ London in the late 60’s to attend a textile degree course at Central School of Art and Design. Once there, I just knew I had found my spiritual home. On leaving Central I continued to freelance mainly for the European market, selling extensively to Liberty’s, Cacharel and Rasch. I then took up a design position at the John Lewis Display Studios, London. On leaving John Lewis I started lecturing part time on a Foundation Art course. During this time I also setup and oversaw various private companies. In recent years, I have returned to my first love of fine art printing.

My latest monotypes capture the expansive areas of textured colour that create hypnotic images. Using muted colour I'm able to present a compelling view of the shore, sand and sea whilst drawing ones eye to the horizon beyond. Adding to this colour and perfecting my mark making has helped create the intoxicating part abstract, part figurative images of a part real, part imagined world in a unique way of working with oil rolled colour. The layers of colour invites the viewer into the inspirational complexity of abstract expressionism that embraces a sense of balance and belonging in its uniqueness. 

These monotypes are unique

Email | dawn@dawnfinn.london

Website | dawnfinn.london

Tel | 07766 151 313

My Work

My latest unique monotypes of Britains shoreline capture expansive areas of textured colour creating hypnotic abstract images. Her use of muted colour present a compelling view of the shore, sand, sea and the horizon beyond. Stories of layered colours give depth and expression to this recent body of work allowing her to create intoxicating abstract imagery with her mark making

I love colour its uses and excuses, the layering of it and the tricks it plays on the eye. Please take the time to look at more of my work and feel free to contact me and follow me on my social media channels.


  • IAS, Original Gallery, December 2023
  • Festival of Print, London, December 2023
  • WCPF - Woolwich, October 2023
  • Emma Mason Gallery, Eastbourne, October-November 2023
  • Barbican Gallery, London, April 2023
  • Original Gallery, London, April 2023
  • Bankside Gallery, London, February 2023
  • IAS, Stoke Newington, November 2022
  • Art Pavillion, ELP, London, November 2022
  • Mandells Gallery, PMC, Norwich, 29 October-19 November 2022
  • Woolwich Contemporary Print Fair, ELP, November 2022
  • Original Gallery, EFOA, London, 26 September-9 October 2022
  • Makers at the Mill, London, September 2022
  • Joy of Colour, Islington Proms. St James Church, September 2022
  • Lindell Gallery, Deal, PMC, 30 April-21st May 2022
  • IAS, Original Gallery, London, 9-29 April 2022
  • 11:54, 54 The Gallery, Shepherd Market, Mayfair, London W1J 7QX - 22-27 February 2022
  • HLSI Members Exhibition, Highgate Gallery, N6 6BS - 4-17 February 2022
  • IAS, 80th Anniversary Exhibition , Espacio Gallery, E2 7DG - 8-12th December 2021
  • EFOA, Northern Line at Highgate Gallery, N6 6BS - 12-25 November 2021
  • EFOA, Phoenix Rising at the Phoenix Cinema N2 9JP - October 2021
  • EFOA, Open House, 11/12 September 2021
  • Makers at the Mill, The Mill House, E3 3DU, 4 - 19th September 2021
  • Take 5, North London Artists, St James N1 7DS, 1September - 3rd October 2021
  • 6 Ways with Colour, BURGH HOUSE​, New End Square, London NW3 1LT - 29th September 2020 to 4th October 2020
  • EAST FINCHLEY OPEN HOUSE, London - July 2020 (postponed)
  • OFF SHOOT GALLERY, London - April 2020 (postponed)
  • IAS, London - April 2020 (postponed)
  • ART AT THE VIEW, London - November 2019 to February 2020
  • IAS, London - October 2019
  • MAKERS OF THE MILL, London - September 2019
  • PHOENIX CINEMA, London - April 2019
  • BARBICAN, London - March 2019
  • HLSI, London - February 2019
  • STEPHENS HOUSE, London - February 2019
  • 54 THE GALLERY, London - August 2017
  • THE GRANGE GALLERY, Rottingdean - May 2017
  • ICE HOUSE GALLERY, London - April 2017
  • MAKERS OF THE MILL, London - September 2016
  • EAST FINCHLEY OPEN, London - June 2016
  • PARALLAX, London - July 2016
  • RUSKIN GALLERY, London - April 2016
  • BRENTWOOD ROAD GALLERY, London - March 2016
  • MAKERS OF THE MILL, London - September 2014
  • 54 THE GALLERY, London - September 2013
  • MAKERS OF THE MILL, London - September 2013

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