Dawn D. Boyer, Ph.D. has been drawing since she was five years old,
and would color her father's office stationery with crayons to
create colored paper for art projects. She received her first
acrylic paint set in 1973 (a $25.00 kit was a lot of money back
then!) and promptly drove her art teacher crazy finishing class
projects in hours versus days.
She attended Virginia Commonwealth University's, Bachelor of Art Program, and then re-engaged later at Radford University, earning her BFA in Graphic Design and Illustration. She returned to Virginia Commonwealth University to earn her Masters Degree in Adult Education, and then attended Old Dominion University for her Doctorate of Philosophy in Education (STEMPS/OTS/T&D/HR).
Over the years she has developed a distinctive style for her pen and ink illustrations of old barns and houses, as well as Colonial Williamsburg architectural portraiture. She currently works in mixed-media from recycled magazines to create 3-D images of stylistic animals and mandalas, using childhood craft processes (bubble-gum chains, paper footballs, and quilling techniques) to create sophisticated paper baskets 'crocheted' woven together in a non-traditional way. This is used to her advantage in creating imaginative illustrations of the delightful fairy houses and fairy doors.
She is the author of 90+ books on the topics of business, career search practices, mandala books for hypnotherapy and meditation, coloring books for adults, women and gender studies, and quotes for self-improvement ("2,000+" & "3,000+" series), as well as genealogy and family lineage. She assists other authors publish their manuscripts in the print-on-demand market and also has a series of books entitled: Interview with An Artist. The interview books compile artists' interviews with photos of the artist's work to assist the artists in marketing and branding their work to an international marketplace. Sixty-nine (plus) of her books can be found on Amazon.com (as of July 2015).
She finished her doctor of philosophy studies May 2013 at Old Dominion University in Norfolk, VA in Education (Occupational & Technical Studies, with a concentration in Training & Development in Human Resources).
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