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A Collection of Fine Art

Dawn McDonnell is an established Artist creating beautiful images using various mediums. She studied Illustration at The School of visual Arts. Setting her sights on her dreams as she nurtured her passion.

Currently, Dawn resides on the mainland off of Long Beach Island, New Jersey. Dawn works primarily with acrylic paint on canvas, however, she is known to work with other mediums and surfaces. As an Illustrator Artist, her body of work is comprised primarily of pet and house portraits.

These hand painted portraits capture memories of all that is dear to your heart. Dawn gives every painting the highest attention to detail and care. Displaying moments captured for the world to see. Whether it is in your home or office, for a gift or just for yourself, Hand Painted makes them all that more special.

Preserving what you love, one stroke at a time

If you are interested in an custom pet or house portrait, contact me and we can discus all the details to make it a cherished keepsake

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In the artist words

"I will always continue to push the boundaries of painting and making art, always seeking a final product that is "complete". Is this even possible? Is ones work ever complete? How do you know when the last stroke is the last stroke?

I have always felt as an outsider. Always not quite fitting in. My thoughts on how I see things always seemed to be different then everyone else. Every one said black I made sure that I said white. By bopping and weaving around all that I did not agree with led me to where I am now and there is no where else I want to be."

Dawn McDonnell

***** REVIEWS *****

Dawn is an Amazing artist! Her artwork is absolutely gorgeous! You will be thrilled with any piece she creates. She is totally dedicated to every piece of art work and creates expressive and interesting pieces. . She has created amazing pieces of every challenge I have brought to her with absolute professionalism, precision, courtesy, timeliness and impeccable technical skill. You will be thrilled with any piece from Dawn. I highly recommend her.


I genuinely could not rate this shop highly enough. Dawn did an absolutely superb job catching the likeness of my baby boy, Moose. I had ordered this as an early Christmas gift for my mom due to the fact that our dog had passed away about two weeks ago. Dawn was so beyond helpful and giving in order to get and done and to me well before Christmas, something that I know is so much easier said than done this time of year. When I finally got in the mail and showed it to my mom, she cried and couldn't believe how much it looked just like our Moose. I cannot thank or recommend Dawn enough. Her work is stunning, she's an incredibly sweet individual, and I can guarantee that you will not be disappointed! I would give 100 stars if I could!


I highly recommend these tiles. It was a gift for a co-worker who recently lost their dog and this brought tears to my eyes as well as the recipient.
As for the vocabulary fails to articulate the likeness and warmth that went into the the tile.

Thank you for easing pain as well as a gift that will last for years.


I purchased two beautiful ocean paintings from Dawn. They are even more beautiful in person. They arrived wrapped beautifully and with an extra surprise.


I have purchased hand painted house ornaments for my clients from Dawn for the last 2 years. Without fail, my clients rant and rave about them!


I am thrilled to have a textured painting by Dawn. My entire experience with Dawn has been wonderful. My package arrived and was beautifully wrapped and her painting is located in our family room, the music and sun room.


Beautiful souvenir for the family.
Dawn is very easy to work with.


Thanks so much Dawn! Absolutely LOVE my recent purchase! I was so very pleased on the 1st piece you did for my sweet baby girl Chelsea....that I just had to have one done for my new doggie Belle ! ABSOLUTELY beautiful ! Thanks again Dawn !


Love giving these as Christmas ornaments to my husbands clients. Great detail and so personal


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