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Hand Painted Portraits

Hand Painted Portraits

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PRESERVING WHAT YOU LOVE ONE STOKE AT A TIME 

So nice to meet you

The Story of Me

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On any given day you will find, Dawn McDonnell, painting something in her studio. These days, that something these hand painted portraits that capture your cherished memories and turns them into treasured keepsakes. Dawn gives every painting the highest attention to detail and care. Everyone likes to display 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. 


Our pets are with us through the good times and the bad, they comfort us, love us unconditionally and even protect us. Whether they are still with us or if they have sadly passed, you may be looking for comfort, I want to help. 


Our homes are where we create memories of raising our children, growing old with the one that we fell in love with. Perhaps it is our first home or apartment, where you went to school or got married. Many moment happen in paces that we will always hold dear to our hearts.


People portraits freezes that special someone in a moment of time.  Babies first year, Your wedding day, A parent or Grandparent, just to name a few.


These hand painted portraits will help to hold on to those precious memories.



Dawn McDonnell was born and raised in a suburb outside of New York City. She  received a BFA in Illustration at The School of Visual Arts and has worked for several textile companies, an artist representative and has freelanced her art for several years. Dawn has owned businesses as a mural painter, a gallery owner and the owner of an interactive art studio called Painting ParTAY. 

In 2002, she moved to the mainland outside of Long Beach Island, NJ, along with her two amazing children and her very supportive husband. They all absolutely love it! “It is like a vacation all year round!” 

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