Dawn Inglis Montgomery is a fine art painter living and working in Jacksonville, Florida. She took drawing and painting courses while studying architecture and city planning at the University of Virginia. Completing her master's degree 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 paintings have been shown at ArtFields, the Cummer Museum, the Jacksonville International Airport, the University of Southern Mississippi Art Museum, the LaGrange Art Museum, and the Fort Myers Alliance for the Arts.
As technology advances and our society becomes increasingly digital, we lose touch with the industries that create products essential in our everyday lives. I seek to highlight the accomplishment, identity and intrinsic value found in honest work. One step in the creation process may seem small but the whole would not be complete without each piece. The tools we use to forge the world around us are like artifacts future generations will use as a viewfinder to peak into our world; like archeologists searching through the remains of our cities to see what we valued.
By focusing on the overlooked and hidden corners that many pass by, my paintings juxtapose resilience and decay, nature and industry, to find beauty. The contrast between the geometric shapes of industrial equipment and the organic shapes of nature draws us to ponder. Can we control nature and at the same time be good stewards of the earth? Without the constant energy and effort required for human development, the earth quickly gets the upper hand and always wins.
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