Dawn Blanchfield has been creating art since she was a child; painting her first murals on her elementary school walls. Originally from Detroit, Michigan, she moved to Ventura, California in the early 90s where she studied painting under noted abstract impressionist Gerd Koch and took her first photography class. A lover of learning and self-professed ‘Techniques Addict’, Blanchfield continued her education after moving to northern California in 2000. She takes workshops whenever she can and is currently enrolled at Sierra College studying printmaking and photography with a focus on Alternative Processes. Blanchfield works in multiple mediums including encaustic, collage, mixed-media painting, photography, and a range of printmaking techniques. Her work has been shown in group, solo, and juried exhibits throughout the state. Blanchfield has photographs in Lincoln Public Library’s permanent collection as well as private collections in California and New York. Blanchfield lives in Lincoln, California with her husband and two children.