Dawn Inglis Montgomery was raised in Winter Park, FL in a home surrounded by art. Her mother had degrees in graphic art and interior design, and there were several looms and a photography lab in the house. In high school she studied at the Crealdé School of Art and with Barbara Bassett who trained at the Pratt Institute and Parsons School of Design.
Montgomery took drawing and painting courses while studying architecture and city planning at the University of Virginia. Completing her graduate studies at the Georgia Institute of Technology she worked for seven years in the city planning field. Influenced by this background, she is drawn to the angles and planes, and the contrast between resilience and decay, found in the urban and natural landscape.
Her award winning paintings have been shown at the Jacksonville International Airport and in galleries throughout northeast Florida.