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As I boldly dive into the world of writing, with a Nikon as my side arm I am at ease with this transition.  I can paint with words and have powerful impact  The photos are the proof that I was really here.

This website contains much of what I have done, and hints on stuff I hope to do. No art  on this site is for sale. It is just a show case of things I have done.

On The Other hand, Etsy is a place that Is alive and selling the coins I designed and patented 18 years ago. Toothfairy Coins are still selling daily and ship to places all over the world!

In the future Etsy will  be the place to go to purchase any of my glass art

Latest Endeavor

My latest endeavor is I am having my first Children’s Book Published!  It should be out by Holiday season 2023.

The title is Snake Talk, a fabulous adventure about a boy and a very special snake.

Snake Talk, a fabulous adventure about a boy and a very special snake.
Snake Talk, a fabulous adventure about a boy and a very special snake.

In part it is a true story and the book is filled with real photos I took,  as well as some bright detailed illustrations by Steph It will be for sale at Amazon and Barnes and Noble and many other stores in the US as well as Canada.


Here is a list of publications that offer a peek into my poetry

As It Happens-FVCC Academic Journal- Spring of 2019
Where the Mind Dwells- EBER& WEIN Publishing 2019
Best Poets of 2019- EBER& WEIN Publishing 2019
Who’s Who in American Poetry 2021




I am a member of the Academy of American Poetry. Hopefully the summer of 2022 I will earn residency at the Upper Missouri Breaks Monument- .

Dawn Duane 


Some of my past shows.

Dog portraits were very popular earlier in her career. Occasionally She can  be inspired to  watercolor a portrait. ‘”The Year Of The Dog” a photo expo  using French Bulldogs and their puppies. Frenchies were chosen do to their puppy like manner evens as adults and the  fact  that they are uber popular!

30  large photos … Stop by to see it for yourself

Year of the Dog, Dawn Duane Year of the Dog, Dawn Duane Year of the Dog, Dawn Duane

Art Focus through the years!

 Through the years I have been blessed with being an artist with exhibits including a 21  piece solo exhibit of Fish in many mediums is at the Imagin If Library in Down Town Kalispell. It was a traveling exhibit that moved to Soucie Soucie Saloon, and then ended at Kalispell Regional Medical Center.

Dawn Duane Year of the Dog, Dawn Duane


In the past these Museums and Centers have showcased many pieces for me.  I hope you will continue to visit them and enjoy the new batch of artists.

Everyday Art has been showcased in these publications through the years. 

  • Alaskian Airlines Magazine
  • The Daily Interlake
  • The Beacon
  • Artist Magazine
  • Montana Woman Magazine
  • The Missoulian
  • Lake County Journal

Dawn Duane work has appeared in many private and public  places. Charrlotte Adkins Humane Society, Kalispell Regional Hospital, Imagin if Library and House of Glass. She OWNED AND OPERATED HER OWN GALLERY ON MAIN STREET IN KALISPELL FOR 2 YEARS as well as running her own business, Everyday Art, working as an assistant curator at Hockaday Museum and working as a Art Historian Coordinator at Hedges School.


Dawn is happily married to Rande Simon ,they live in the Mountains of Montana with their French Bulldog “Carly Simon”. With a Diversity of mediums ,styles ,materials, she strives for functionality mixed with awe and wonder mixed with light.

Some past artwork and galleries: