photo of Dawn PedersenHowdy! I’m Dawn Pedersen. I like to make artwork inspired by the inner life of animals and other organisms.

I have been a lifelong artist, and a lifelong animal lover as well. There aren’t very many art techniques I haven’t tried, or animals I don’t think are adorable. Yes, I even adore spiders.

I earned a bachelor of arts in studio art (emphasis on drawing and painting) from CSU Sacramento in 1998. I followed that up with a teaching credential in art, an MA in education, and an AS in biology.

I live in California with my husband, our young son, and our rotten but lovable tuxedo cat Meowse.