Wednesday, December 30, 2009

Toyin Odutola

Today, I came across the artwork of Toyin Odutola and I really enjoyed what I saw. You can check it out at

Visiting a Painting and Completing the Process

Its rare that I have the opportunity to visit a collector's home and see how they have my paintings displayed.

A few years ago, the family of the late Dave Brown (former NFL player and coach for the Seahawks) commissioned me to paint portrait of their family. This month, I was in town for the holidays was able to stop by their home. I was elated to see how lovely the work was displayed.

For me, knowing that a piece of art is in the home of someone that truly loves it completes process.

Sunday, December 20, 2009

Dawn Okoro Limited Edition Prints

I'd like to remind everyone that I have limited edition prints available. I am offering signed and numbered giclee prints on watercolor paper. Check them out here: Dawn Okoro Prints

Also, if you are like goodies that reflect the beauty of the afro check out the Afrobella holiday gift guide.

Sunday, December 13, 2009

Watch Me Grow

My website has been updated to show several more more of the paintings that I have done over the years. The work is in reverse chronological order starting at 2009 and going back to 2004. Have a look at

The painting above is a self portrait called "Blood" that I did in 2006.

Thursday, December 03, 2009

Dawn Okoro Art Talk at Notre Dame

I have have been invited to be a guest speaker at The University of Notre Dame; the talk will take place on February 10, 2010. I will be speaking about perceptions of black women and the new project I am working on that relates to that topic. I will also conduct a workshop on that subject. Patrice Yursik, creator of will be speaking on that topic as well.

I hope to conduct the workshop here in New York City sometime in January as a test run. I will post more details as they develop.