Collection: Dawn Oman

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.

"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."  

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  • "Spring Bear" Embroidered Toque
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  • "Skywatchers" Journal
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  • "Three Bears" 18 oz Mug
    three 3 bears dawn oman 18 oz mug north of 50 fifty
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    dawn oman dancing bears 18 oz mug north of fifty 50
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  • "Skywatchers" glass ornament design by Dawn Oman
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  • "Inukshuk" glass ornament design by Dawn Oman
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  • Dawn Oman Spring Bear Zippered Pouch
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  • Unisex "Polar Bears" T-shirt design by Dawn Oman
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  • Unisex "Inukshuk" T-shirt designed by Dawn Oman
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  • Inukshuk at Night Fridge Magnet
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  • "Spring Bear " 10 oz Mug
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  • Alpha Bear i-Phone 6 case
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  • "Dragon Flight" Art Card
    Dragon Flight art card Dawn Oman indigenous first Natins art
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  • Dawn Oman Colouring Book
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  • "Three Dories" 1000 piece Jigsaw Puzzle by Dawn Oman
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