About the Artist
Wildlife artist and photographer Dawn McCall has been photographing, drawing and painting wildlife and nature from a young age. Every outing with my parents was an adventure and a chance to be with nature and every holiday I would bring my sketchbook with me to record things I saw, be it a fish on a pub wall, different plants and animals I saw to landscapes.
At school I was well known for my talent of drawing. During break times I used to draw little pictures for other pupils in the playground. In 2002 I won the regional winner for "The Rainforest Orchestra" art competition for my school, which I was the first pupil from my school to win this competition. I received my first digital camera as one of my prizes which was my first step into photography.
When I was 18 I went to art college in Lincoln. At college we studied a wide range of techniques, mediums and subjects. All I wanted to do was animals and birds but of course I had to do what was on the syllabus.
After college I continued my art in my spare time and painted weekly at an art group in Nettleham. We had many art exhibitions where I sold some of my work.
While I was at college we also did photography which I now use to capture my wild subjects for reference before painting.
I recently had one of my paintings in Sam Scorer Gallery in Lincoln and continue to improve and hopefully have my own art exhibition one day.